Categories:Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference,
Property law legal terminology,
Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica,
Common law legal terms
A yard is an area of land immediately adjacent to one or more buildings.
In common law, the curtilage of a house or dwelling is the land immediately surrounding it, including any closely associated buildings and structures, but excluding any associated "open fields beyond".