Legal Definition and Related Resources of Household

Meaning of Household

An organized family and whatever pertains to it as a whole; a domestic establishment. In broad sense a collective group living in a house , acknowledging the authority of a head, the members of which, with few exceptions, are bound by marriage, blood , affinity or other bond, between whom there is an intimacy and by whom there is felt a concern with and an interest in the life of all that gives it a unity.

Household Alternative Definition

Those who dwell under the same roof, and constitute a family. Webster. But it is not necessary that they should be under a roof, or that the father of the family be with it, if the mother and children keep together so as to constitute a family. 18 Johns. (N. Y.) 402. Belonging to the house and family; domestic. Webster.

Legal Definition of Household

A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living without combining with any other person. Thus a household may consist of: One person; One family; One family and unrelated individual(s); Related families with or without unrelated individual(s); Unrelated families…(more)

Synonyms of Household

(Domestic), adjective

  • at home
  • domesticus
  • domiciled
  • domiciliary
  • domiciliated
  • family
  • fond of home
  • having home interests
  • home
  • homeloving
  • homeowning
  • homemaking
  • housekeeping
  • in residence
  • lares
  • penates
  • pertaining to home
  • pertaining to the family
  • residential
  • residentiary
  • Associated Concepts: household articles
  • household effects
  • household goods
  • household servant
  • householder member

(Familiar), adjective

  • accustomed
  • celebrated
  • cognized
  • common
  • commonly known
  • commonplace
  • conventional
  • customary
  • everyday
  • famous
  • habitual
  • ordinary
  • plain
  • popular
  • prevalent
  • recognized
  • regular
  • renowned
  • simple
  • standard
  • stock
  • talkedabout
  • talkedof
  • universally recognized
  • usual
  • wellknown
  • wellrecognized
  • widely known
  • widespread
  • workaday


  • domestic circle
  • domestic domicile
  • domestic establishment
  • domus
  • establishment
  • familia
  • family
  • family abode
  • family circle
  • family dwelling place
  • habitation
  • home
  • homestead
  • lodging
  • parents and children
  • place of abode
  • residence Associated Concepts: homestead foreign phrases: Domus suacuique est tutissimum refugium
  • Everyone’s home is his safest refuge
  • Debet sua cuique domus esse perfugium tutissimum
  • Every man’s home should be a perfectly safe refuge

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Household in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

A family; also, pertaining or appropriate to a house or family; household furniture, goods, stuff. Persons who dwell together as a family.

Note: This legal definition of Household in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.


Legal English Vocabulary: Household in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term household into Spanish: hogar (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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See Also

  • Income Distribution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Inequality

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