royal demesne

noun

Definition of royal demesne

: 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 demesne— J. R. Green

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First Known Use of royal demesne

1759, in the meaning defined above

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“Royal demesne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/royal%20demesne. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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