royal demesne

noun

Definition of royal demesne

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

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1759

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1759


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