Definition of dwelling house in English:

dwelling house

noun

Law
  • A house used as a residence rather than for business.

    • ‘He is seeking planning permission from the council to erect a dwelling house, septic tank and percolation area here.’
    • ‘As a result the plaintiff did not obtain possession of a dwelling house which he had let and he and his wife had to live in cramped conditions with his parents in law.’
    • ‘It simply meant that any building or any part thereof had to be used as a dwelling house.’
    • ‘Area 1 continued, throughout this period, to be used for purposes incidental or ancillary to the use of the Cottage as a dwelling house, but agriculture ceased as a primary use of this land.’
    • ‘He outlined that his farm comprised a yard, buildings and a dwelling house and the land was divided into six symmetrical fields varying in size from about 12 to 15 acres.’
    residence, place of residence, place of habitation, home, house, accommodation, lodging place, billet
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Pronunciation:

dwelling house

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