Dwelling House Law and Legal Definition

Dwelling house is a house or other structure in which a person lives. It is a residence or abode. It is also termed as dwelling.

In real-property law, dwelling house includes house and all buildings attached to or connected with the house.

In criminal law, dwelling house means a building, a part of building, a tent, a mobile home, or other enclosed space that is used or intended for use as a human habitation.