Demesne


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Demesne də-MAYNPart of speech: nounOrigin: Anglo-French, 14th century
1(Law) Possession of real property in one’s own right.2(Archaic) A region or domain.
 
Examples of Demesne in a sentence “The small strip of sand on the edge of the island was not part of the king’s demesne.” “The family’s demesne was small, yet still profitable.”