An inclosed yard or opening In a house; an open place adjoining a house. 1 Chit. Pr. 176. In the civil law. A vacant space In a city; a place not built upon. Dig. 50, 16, 211. The site of a house; a site for building; the space where a house has stood. The ground on which a house is built, and which remains after the house is removed. Bris sonius; Calvin.