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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Territory over which rule or control is exercised; Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.

Usage examples (35)
  • Noun : land held in demesne
  • In the demesne are the ruins of Cappacross, a stronghold of the O'Sullivans.
  • Wade's house is well situated on a rising ground, and the demesne is a pretty one.
  • The lord's land was called his "demesne," or domain. for more
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  • The lord of the manor protected his "demesne" (the possession of land) by making sure that his neighbors thought it was their "domain' (complete and absolute ownership of land) too.
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