ancient demesne


Definition of ancient demesne

: demesne held from ancient times specifically : the demesne belonging to the English crown at the time of the settlement of the Norman Conquest as recorded in the Domesday Book

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First Known Use of ancient demesne

1522, in the meaning defined above

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“Ancient demesne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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