ancient demesne definition

  • adjective:
    • a tenure by which all manors belonging to the top, inside reign of William the Conqueror, had been held. The numbers, names, etc., of those were all entered in a novel known as Domesday Book.
    • a tenure in which all manors from the crown, in the reign of William the Conqueror, were held. The numbers, brands, etc., among these had been all entered in a novel called Domesday Book.
  • noun:
    • See under Ancient.
    • See under Ancient.
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