usual place of abode

The place at which a person usually lives. 25 Am J2d Dom § 8. The place where a person is usually to be found, at least during some part of the day. Berryhill v Sepp, 106 Minn 458, 119 NW 404. A person’s customary or settled place of residence as distinguished from a place where he may be sojourning temporarily. Anno: 127 ALR 1272. As to the meaning of the expression "usual place of abode," within the rule which authorizes service of summons upon an individual by leaving copies at his usual place of abode, see Anno: 46 ALR2d 1239.

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  • last and usual place of abode — As the place for substituted service of process by leaving a copy with a member of the family or household, the place of residence or domicil in the state at which the defendant last abided. Tilden v Johnson, 60 Mass (6 Cush) 354 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • place of abode — A place where one lives permanently, rather than temporarily. A domicil; a home; a place of residence. Sanders v Greenstreet, 23 Kan 425, 431. See domicil; home; residence; usual place of abode …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • abode — past and past part of abide Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. abode …   Law dictionary

  • usual — I adjective abundant, accepted, accustomed, acknowledged, average, banal, casual, characteristic, characterless, colorless, common, commonplace, conformable, conforming, consistent, consuetudinal, consuetudinary, conventional, current, customary …   Law dictionary

  • abode — One s home; habitation; place of dwelling; or residence. Ordinarily means domicile. Living place impermanent in character. Fowler v. Fowler, 156 Fla. 316, 22 So.2d 817, 818. The place where a person dwells. In re Erickson, 18 N.J.Misc. 5, 10 A.2d …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • usual — Habitual; ordinary; customary; according to usage or custom; commonly established, observed, or practiced. That which happens in common use or occurs in ordinary practice or course of events. Synonymous with custom, common, normal, regular. Dancy …   Black's law dictionary

  • usual abode — See usual place of abode …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Serve — Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Served — Serve Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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