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House

house n

1 a : a building (as a single or multiple family house, apartment, or hotel room) serving as living quarters and usually including the curtilage
b : a building (as one's residence or a locked place of business) in which one is entitled to protection (as from warrantless searches and seizures) under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
2 a : a legislative assembly esp. that constitutes a division of a bicameral body [the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays "U.S. Constitution art. I"]
b : the building or chamber where such an assembly meets
c : a quorum of such an assembly



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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