Definition of the Domesday Book from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Domesday Book

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a written record of the ownership and value of land in England in 1086. It was made for William the Conqueror in order to calculate the size and value of the king's property and the tax value of other land in the country. The book is of great historical importance because it tells us a lot about England at that time. It can be seen at the Public Record Office in London. Their house is mentioned in the Domesday Book.