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The legal distance required between a property line and the face of a building; may be dictated by a deed restriction or local ordinance.
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A line established by law or agreement usually parallel to a property line, beyond which a structure may not extend. This restriction generally does not apply to uncovered entrance platforms, terraces, and steps.
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