HyperDic: demesne

English > 2 senses of the word demesne:
NOUNpossessiondemesne, estate, land, landed estate, acresextensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
locationdemesne, domain, landterritory over which rule or control is exercised
English > demesne: 2 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaningextensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.
Synonymsestate, land, landed estate, acres
NarrowerCrown landLand that belongs to the Crown
baronyThe estate of a baron / baron
countryseatAn estate in the country
entailLand received by fee tail
fief, feoffA piece of land held under the feudal system
freeholdAn estate held in fee simple or for life
glebePlot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
haciendaA large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
homesteadLand acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
leaseholdLand or property held under a lease
manorThe landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
plantationAn estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
seigneury, seigniory, signoryThe estate of a seigneur
smallholdingA piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation
Broaderreal property, real estate, realty, immovableProperty consisting of houses and land
Spanishdominio, finca, hacienda, terreno, tierra
Catalanacres, béns, finca, hisenda, terra, terreny
English > demesne: 2 senses > noun 2, location
Meaningterritory over which rule or control is exercised.
Synonymsdomain, land
Part ofcountry, state, landThe territory occupied by a nation
NarrowerarchduchyThe domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess
baronyThe domain of a baron / baron
duchy, dukedomThe domain controlled by a duke or duchess
earldomThe domain controlled by an earl or count or countess
emirateThe domain controlled by an emir
empire, imperiumThe domain ruled by an emperor or empress
fiefdomThe domain controlled by a feudal lord
grand duchyThe domain controlled by a grand duke or grand duchess
khanateThe realm of a khan
kingdom, realmThe domain ruled by a king or queen
principality, princedomterritory ruled by a prince
sheikdom, sheikhdomThe domain ruled by a sheik
suzeraintyThe domain of a suzerain
viscountyThe domain controlled by a viscount / viscount or viscountess / viscountess
BroaderregionA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
Spanishdominio, territorio
Catalandomini, territori

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