The money was to be paid out of crown lands, estates forfeited to the King, and other property or demesnes of the crown.
Fosters of the fe, i. 175, foresters of the king's demesnes.
Such is the case—the regal Bengal tiger, as well as his rival the lion, admits of no copartnership in his demesnes.
There was an appearance of respectability and opulence about all the demesnes.
As soon as he entered his demesnes, he saw his wife's daughter running across the lawn to greet him.
A tallage on royal towns and demesnes, nevertheless, was set without authority of parliament four years afterwards.
She had no Relation to manage her demesnes, and could hardly be said to be possessed of any thing.
The Earl had sent in haste for a picked and chosen band of his own retainers, on his demesnes near the city.
And when he saw that, he let chase her out of this land, and betook it me, and all this land in my demesnes.
Here the student may range at will through all the demesnes of jurisprudence.
c.1300, demeyne (modern spelling by late 15c.), from Anglo-French demesne, demeine, Old French demaine "land held for a lord's own use," from Latin dominicus "belonging to a master," from dominus "lord." Re-spelled by Anglo-French legal scribes under influence of Old French mesnie "household" (and the concept of a demesne as "land attached to a mansion") and their fondness for inserting -s- before -n-. Essentially the same word as domain.