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messuage

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noun mes·suage \ˈmes-wij\

Definition of messuage

  1. :  premise 3b



Origin and Etymology of messuage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin messuagium


First Known Use: 14th century


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messuage

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noun mes·suage \ˈmes-wij\

Legal Definition of messuage

  1. :  a dwelling house with the adjacent buildings and curtilage and other adjoining lands used in connection with the household



Origin and Etymology of messuage

Anglo-French, probably alteration of Old French mesnage dwelling house, ultimately from Latin mansion- mansio habitation, dwelling, from manēre to remain, sojourn, dwell


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