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noun abode, accommodations, aedes, busiiess establishment, business firm, clan, commercial estabbishment, company, concern, domicile, domicilium, domus, dwelling, dwelling place, family, firm, habitation, home, homestead, household, kin, kindred, lineage, living place, living quarters, lodging, place of habitation, quarters, shelter, tribe
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HOUSE, estates. A place for the habitation and dwelling of man. This word has several significations, as it is applied to different things. In a grant or demise of a house, the curtilage and garden will pass, even without the words "with the appurtenances," being added. Cro. Eliz. 89; S. C.; 3 Leon. 214; 1 Plowd. 171; 2 Saund. 401 note 2; 4 Penn. St. R; 93.
     2. In a grant or demise of a house with the appurtenances, no more, will pass, although other lands have been occupied with the house. 1 P. Wms. 603; Cro. Jac. 526; 2 Co. 32; Co. Litt. 5 d.; Id. 36 a. b.; 2 Saund. 401, note 2.
     3. If a house, originally entire, be divided into several apartments, with an outer door to each apartment and no communication with each other subsists, in such case the several apartments are considered as distinct houses. 6 Mod. 214; Woodf. Land. & Ten. 178.
     4. In cases of burglary, the mansion or dwelling-house in which the burglary might be committed, at common law includes the outhouses, though not under the same roof or adjoining to the dwelling-house provided they were within the curtilage, or common fence, as the dwelling or mansion house. 3 Inst. 64; 1 Hale, 558; 4 Bl. Com. 225; 2 East, P. C. 493; 1 Hayw. N. C. Rep. 102, 142; 2 Russ. on Cr. 14.
     5. The term house, in case of arson, includes not only the dwelling but all the outhouses, as in the case of burglary. It is a maxim in law that every man's house is his castle, and there he is entitled to perfect security; this asylum cannot therefore be legally invaded, unless by an officer duly authorized by legal process; and this process must be of a criminal nature to authorize the breaking of an outer door; and even with it, this cannot be done, until after demand of admittance and refusal. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234. The house may be also broken for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N 3.
     6. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process in the first instance, but not if he is once lawfully arrested and he takes refuge in his own house; in that case, the officer may pursue him and break open any door for the purpose. Foster, 320; 1 Rolle, R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555; Bac. Ab. ubi sup. In the civil law the rule was nemo de domo sua extrahi debet. Dig. 50, 17, 103. Vide, generally, 14 Vin. Ab. 315; Yelv. 29 a, n. 1; 4 Rawle, R. 342; Arch. Cr. Pl. 251; and Burglary.
     7. House is used figuratively to signify a collection of persons, as the house of representatives; or an institution, as the house of refuge; or a commercial firm, as the house of A B & Co. of New Orleans; or a family, as, the house of Lancaster, the house of York.

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They are people such as pregnant mother Kayleigh Shreenan, who, with her working husband Connor, need housing benefit to keep a roof over the head of their family.
Labour has a better plan to control the housing benefit bill and tackle the root causes of rising spending; low pay and high housing costs.
The annual total reduction in Housing Benefit for Birmingham comes to PS9,345,908.
Clare Elliott, of the DWP's Housing Benefit Direct, admitted: "We need to get this under control.
PROPOSAL Our revised proposal is that new tenants in the social rented sector would receive housing benefit based on the number of rooms they need.
But those already in the social rented sector would only see a reduction in their housing benefit if they are offered a suitable smaller home.
Our reforms are bringing the growing housing benefit spend under control after it increased by around 50% in just 10 years.
Councils across the region are in the process of calculating how many people have wrongly had their housing benefits docked since last April.
We have produced an interim report because some glaring flaws are already apparent and notwithstanding our call for the tax to be abolished, we wish to draw these faults to the Government's attention A Department for WORK and Pensions SPOKESMAN said: "Our reforms ensure that families receive housing benefit for the number of bedrooms they need - but that taxpayers do not cover the costs of claimants' spare rooms".
He said: "The reforms to housing benefit in the social rented sector (which mirror the change introduced under the last Labour Government in the private rented sector) ensure that we do not have a situation where there are tens of thousands of people waiting to be housed, in addition to those living in overcrowded accommodation, when we have households living in properties that are too big for their needs.
The High Court this week dismissed claims by ten families that the government''s cuts to housing benefit discriminates against disabled people - but then criticised the government for failing to follow a 2012 ruling that said housing benefit should not be cut where disabled children were involved.
But some landlords are being prevented from letting property to tenants in receipt of housing benefit due to strict lending criteria and the potential risk of benefit-assisted tenants falling into arrears with their landlords.

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