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Meaning of DEMESNE

Pronunciation:  di'meyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
  2. [n]  extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

DEMESNE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: acres, domain, estate, land, land, landed estate
 See Also: archduchy, barony, barony, country, countryseat, Crown land, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emirate, empire, entail, feoff, fief, fiefdom, freehold, glebe, grand duchy, hacienda, homestead, kingdom, Kingdom of God, leasehold, manor, plantation, princedom, principality, real estate, real property, realm, realty, region, seigneury, seigniory, sheikdom, sheikhdom, signory, smallholding, state, suzerainty, viscounty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*mesne"\, n. [OE. demeine, demain, rule, demesne, OF.
demeine, demaine, demeigne, domaine, power, F. domaine
domain, fr. L. dominium property, right of ownership, fr.
dominus master, proprietor, owner. See {Dame}, and cf.
{Demain}, {Domain}, {Danger}, {Dungeon}.] (Law)
A lord's chief manor place, with that part of the lands
belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy;
a house, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor's
own use. [Written also {demain}.] --Wharton's Law Dict.

{Ancient demesne}. (Eng. Law) See under {Ancient}.

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