Complete Definition of "demesne"

English
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Etymology
OE. demeine, demain, rule, OF. demeine, demaine, demeigne, domaine, power, F. domaine domain, from L. dominium property, right of ownership, from dominus master, proprietor, owner. See dame, and confer demain, domain, danger, dungeon.

Pronunciation
1: IPA|/ËdɪËmeɪn/
2: IPA|/ËdɪËmiËn/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A lordâs 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 proprietorâs own use.
Quotations
1816, w:John Keats|John Keats, s:On First Looking into Chapman's Homer|On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, lines 5-6

References
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