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English definition of “abode”

abode

noun [C or U]     /əˈbəʊd/ formal LAW
a home or permanent place to live: He voted to allow 50,000 Hong Kong families the right of abode in Britain.
no fixed abode used in legal cases to say that someone does not have a permanent address: Three men, all of no fixed abode, appeared in court charged with violent disorder.
(Definition of abode noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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