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noun, plural cas·tel·la·nies.
  1. the rank, office, or jurisdiction of a castellan.
  2. the land belonging to a castle.
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Origin of castellany

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at castellan, -y3
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Historical Examples of castellany

  • My castellany of Poissy has brought me in nothing this year.

    Notre-Dame de Paris

    Victor Hugo

  • Ten, twenty, thirty bands of Burgundians were ravaging the castellany of Vaucouleurs, laying it waste with fire and sword.

  • On the march, as was his custom, Antoine de Vergy laid waste all the villages of the castellany with fire and sword.

  • In 1424, the duchy of Touraine with all its dependencies, except the castellany of Chinon, had come into her possession.

  • It was the work of Peter van Steenkiste the smith, who lived in the castellany of Courtrai.