royal demesne

noun

: the lands belonging to the British crown including both the ancient demesne and property acquired later (as by forfeiture or gift) : crown land sense 1
the bulk of the cities were situated in the royal demesneJ. R. Green

Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of royal demesne was in 1759

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“Royal demesne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/royal%20demesne. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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