Origin of demesne
OTHER WORDS FROM demesnede·mesn·i·al, adjective
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.