demesne


demesne

noun

Definition of DEMESNE

1
a part or portion having no fixed boundaries <the vast and frozen demesne of the northern tundra>
Synonyms area, demesne, field, zone
2
a region of activity, knowledge, or influence <the view that the issue is not in the demesne of the courts and is something that should be decided by the state legislature>
3
the area around and belonging to a building <the mansion's huge demesne covers more than 100 acres>
Synonyms demesne, park, premises (also premisses), yard

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