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Demesne

De`mesne´
n.1.(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.
Ancient demesne
(Eng. Law) See under Ancient.
Noun1.demesne - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
2.demesne - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
Synonyms: domain, land

DEMESNE, Eng. law. The name given to that portion of the lands of a manor which the lord retained in his own hands for the use of himself and family. These lands were called terra dominicales or demesne lands, because they were occupied by the lord, or dominus manerii, and his servants, &c. 2 Bl. Com. 90. Vide Ancient Demesne; Demesne as of fee; and Soil assault demesne.

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