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messuage

[ mes-wij ]
/ ˈmɛs wɪdʒ /
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noun Law.

a dwelling house with its adjacent buildings and the lands appropriated to the use of the household.

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Origin of messuage

1350–1400; Middle English <Anglo-French, misreading (n taken as u) of Old French mesnage ménage
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British Dictionary definitions for messuage

messuage
/ (ˈmɛswɪdʒ) /

noun

property law a dwelling house together with its outbuildings, curtilage, and the adjacent land appropriated to its use
C14: from Norman French: household, perhaps through misspelling of Old French mesnage ménage
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