Lat. In the civil and old English law. A house or dwelling; a habitation. Inst 4, 4, 8; Townsh. PI. 183 185. Bennet v. Bittle, 4 Rawle (Pa.) 342. Domus capitularis. In old records. A chapter house; the chapter house. Dyer, 266. Domus conversorum. An ancient house built or appointed by King Henry III. for such Jews as were converted to the Christian faith; but King Edward III., who expelled the Jews from the kingdom, deputed the place for the custody of the rolls and records of the chancery. Jacob. Domus Dei. The house of) God; a name applied to many hospitals and religious houses. Domus mansionalis. A mansion house. 1 Hale, P. C 558; State v. Brooks, 4 Conn. 446; State v. Sutcliffe, 4 Strob. (S. C.) 376. Domus proderum. The house of lords, abbreviated into Dom. Proc, or D. P. Domus sua cuique est tutissimum re fugium. To every man his own house is his safest refuge. 5 Coke, 916; 11 Coke, 82; 8 Inst 162. The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence as for his repose. 5 Coke, 916 y Say. 227; Broom, Max. 432. A man’s dwelling house is his castle, not for his own personal protection merely, but also for the protection of his family and his property therein. Curtis v. Hubbard, 4 Hill (N. Y.) 437. Domus tutissimum culque refugium atque receptaculum sit. A man’s house should be his safest refuge and shelter. A maxim of the Roman law. Dig. 2, 4,18. Dona clandestina sunt semper suspi ciosa. 3 Coke, 81. Clandestine gifts are always suspicious. Donari videtur, quod nullo jure co gente conceditur. Dig. 50, 17, 82. A thing is said to be given when it is yielded otherwise than by virtue of right.