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ABODE (from "abide," to dwell, properly "to wait for ," to bide), generally, a dwelling. In English law this term has a more restricted meaning than domicile, being used to indicate the place of a man's residence or business, whether that be either temporary or permanent. The law may regard for certain purposes, as a man's abode, the place where he carries on business, though he may reside elsewhere; so that the term has come to have a looser significance than residence, which has been defined as "where a man lives with his family and sleeps at night" ( R. v. Hammond, 1852, 17 Q.B. 772). In serving a notice of action, a solicitor's place of business may be given as his abode ( Roberts v. Williams, 1835, 5 L.J.M.C. 23), and in more recent decisions it has been similarly held that where a notice was required to be served under the Public Health Act 1875, either personally or to some inmate of the owner's or occupier's "place of abode," a place of business was sufficient.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Abode'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/abode.html. 1910.

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