abode
A dwelling-place; a residence. Central Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co. v Friedman, 213 Ark 9, 209 SW2d 102, 1 ALR2d 557. Sometimes, but not necessarily, synonymous with domicil. 25 Am J2d Dom § 4. The term "abode" or "usual place of abode" is often synonymous with domicil, but it is not necessarily so, since in some instances one's domicil may be different from his abode. But the "permanent abode" prescribed by statute as necessary to qualify one to vote means nothing more than a domicil or home. 25 Am J2d Dom § 8.

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  • abode — ► NOUN formal or literary 1) a house or home. 2) residence: right of abode. ORIGIN from ABIDE(Cf. ↑abide) …   English terms dictionary

  • Abode — A*bode , n. [See {Bode}, v. t.] An omen. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] High thundering Juno s husband stirs my spirit with true abodes. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Abode — A*bode , v. i. To be ominous. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abode — A*bode , pret. of {Abide}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abode — (n.) mid 13c., action of waiting, verbal noun identical with O.E. abad, pp. of abiden to abide (see ABIDE (Cf. abide)), used as a verbal noun. The present to preterite vowel change is consistent with an Old English class I strong verb (ride/rode …   Etymology dictionary

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