[ dih-meyn, -meen ]
/ dɪˈmeɪn, -ˈmin /
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possession of land as one's own: land held in demesne.
an estate or part of an estate occupied and controlled by, and worked for the exclusive use of, the owner.
land belonging to and adjoining a manor house; estate.
the dominion or territory of a sovereign or state; domain.
a district; region.
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Origin of demesne
1250–1300; Middle English demeine<Anglo-French demesne,Old French demein;see domain
OTHER WORDS FROM demesnede·mesn·i·al, adjective
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How to use demesne in a sentence
There was a wall that, bounding the demesnes of the school, ran for some short distance into the main street.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The money was to be paid out of crown lands, estates forfeited to the King, and other property or demesnes of the crown.The Abbot|Sir Walter Scott
A tallage on royal towns and demesnes, nevertheless, was set without authority of parliament four years afterwards.
He collects in paternal fashion the revenues of his Grand Ducal demesnes, and no power has any right to ask any questions.German Problems and Personalities|Charles Sarolea
Fosters of the fe, i. 175, foresters of the king's demesnes.
British Dictionary definitions for demesne
/ (dɪˈmeɪn, -ˈmiːn) /
land, esp surrounding a house or manor, retained by the owner for his own use
property law the possession and use of one's own property or land
the territory ruled by a state or a sovereign; realm; domain
a region or district; domain
Word Origin for demesne
C14: from Old French demeine; see domain
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