Domesday Book

noun Domes·day Book \ˈdümz-ˌdā-, ˈdōmz-\

Definition of Domesday Book

  1. :  a record of a survey of English lands and landholdings made by order of William the Conqueror about 1086

Origin and Etymology of domesday book

Middle English, from domesday doomsday

First Known Use: 1591

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