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Definition: Demesne

Full Definition of Demesne

In general, land retained by the estate owner, and not granted out to tenants. The term usually referred to the land of a feudal overlord which he retained for his own personal use. These days the concept is only legally relevant where it refers to demesne land of the crown.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Demesne are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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