- A building, Simmons v State, 234 Ind 489, 129 NE2d 121. Any building, edifice, or structure enclosed with walls and covered. State v Beckwith, 135 Me 423, 198 A 739; Mulligan v State, 25 Tex App 199, 7 SW 664. A building, whether for private or public use. State v Beckwith, 135 Me 423, 198 A 739. A structure intended or used for human habitation; especially a human habitation which is fixed in place and is intended for the private occupation of a family or families. Bolin v Tyrol Invest Co. 273 Mo 257, 200 SW 1059. For some purposes, a dwelling house. 5 Am J2d Arson § 19; 13 Am J2d Burgl § 6. Sometimes confined to a single-family residence. 20 Am J2d Cov § 196. For other purposes a single room. Wolcott v Ashenfelter, 5 NM 442, 23 P 780, landlord's lien statute. Including for some purposes, outhouses, party walls, and subsidiaries necessary to convenient occupancy. 5 Am J2d Arson § 20; 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 293. Including, where it is the subject of a grant, an interest in land upon which the structure is located, except as the contrary appears by other terms of the instrument. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 244. Including, where it indicates the subject of a devise, not only the land physically covered, but an additional amount, necessary or convenient to the enjoyment of the structure itself. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1356.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.