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ABODE. 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 per manent. 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. (See Dolmen-)

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