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Meaning of MESSUAGE

Pronunciation:  'meswij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household

MESSUAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: abode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mes"suage\ (?; 48), n. [Cf. OF. mesuage, masnage, LL.
messuagium, mansionaticum, fr. L. mansio, -onis, a staying,
remaining, dwelling, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, remain, E.
mansion, manse.] (Law)
A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage,
and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the
household. --Cowell. Bouvier.

      They wedded her to sixty thousand pounds, To lands in
      Kent, and messuages in York.             --Tennyson.