Sojourn Law and Legal Definition

Sojourn refers to a temporary stay by a person who is not just passing through a place but is also a permanent resident. In other words, the definition of sojourn is a temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land, a sojourner; to have a temporary abode; to live as not at home. [ Wittenbrock v. Mabius, 10 N.Y.S. 733 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1890)]