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Curtilage originally meant the land and buildings enclosed by the walls of a castle. In later usage it referred to the barns, stables, garden plots and the like immediately proximate to a dwelling. It is understood in Fourth Amendment parlance to describe that area which “harbors those intimate activities associated with domestic life and the privacies of the home.”[1]

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  1. United States v. Dunn, 480 U.S. 294, 301 n.4 (1987) (full-text).

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