Definition of demesne noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dəˈmeɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dəˈmeɪn//
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  1. 1(in the past) land attached to a manor (= large house) that was kept by the owners for their own use
  2. 2(old use) a region or large area of land
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: demesne