demesne demesne


  1. (n) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
  2. (n) territory over which rule or control is exercised



  1. The demesne was walled, wooded, beyond our ken; the bog was rushy and treacherous, no place for children.
  2. When Britain started to sweep the seas She took the ocean for her demesne, She planted her prosperous Colonies, A very respectable Virgin Queen,.
  3. With the Fusion victory of last November he found his dominion slipping, saw Federal patronage dispensed in his own demesne without his consent.

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  • But most alarmingly of all perhaps would be the potential damage to an area considered by the NIEA a "demesne of special historic interest" and for good reason as Mr Moore explains.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Robert Moore Source: Londonderry Today

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