Etymology: demeine, demain, rule, demeine, demaine, demeigne, domaine, power, domaine domain, from dominium property, right of ownership, from dominus master, proprietor, owner. See dame, and confer demain, domain, danger, dungeon.
- 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.
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