a dwelling house with its adjacent buildings and the lands appropriated to the use of the household.
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How to use messuage in a sentence
This is very suggestive of a law-writer's spelling of "message" (messuage and tenement).
The ancient great hall of this messuage is yet standing, and pertaining to a great brewhouse for beer.The Survey of London | John Stow
On the other hand, a poor woman holds a messuage, and need do no more than carry water to the mowers.Villainage in England | Paul Vinogradoff
He'll fancy dancers cattle, and present his lady with messuage and tenement.Character Writings of the 17th Century | Various
Reginald Cobham gave his messuage in London to the enlarging thereof, in the year 1344.The Survey of London | John Stow
British Dictionary definitions for messuage
property law a dwelling house together with its outbuildings, curtilage, and the adjacent land appropriated to its use
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