Definition of "setback"
  1. The mandated space between a building and the boundary of the property it sits on, as outlined by local zoning regulations
How to use "setback" in a sentence
  1. Due to the setback requirements, the new house had to be built farther from the property boundary.
  2. The local zoning laws enforced a 10-foot setback, leaving ample space between the buildings and the property lines.
  3. Violating the setback can lead to legal penalties, as it breaches zoning laws.

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