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English noun: demesne

1. demesne (possession) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use


SamplesThe family owned a large estate on Long Island.


Synonymsacres, estate, land, landed estate


Broader (hypernym)immovable, real estate, real property, realty


Narrower (hyponym)barony, countryseat, Crown land, entail, feoff, fief, freehold, glebe, hacienda, homestead, leasehold, manor, plantation, seigneury, seigniory, signory, smallholding

2. demesne (location) territory over which rule or control is exercised


SamplesHis domain extended into Europe.
He made it the law of the land.


Synonymsdomain, land


Broader (hypernym)region


Narrower (hyponym)archduchy, barony, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emirate, empire, fiefdom, grand duchy, imperium, khanate, kingdom, princedom, principality, realm, sheikdom, sheikhdom, suzerainty, viscounty


Part meronymcountry, land, state









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