demesne: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-mān', -mēn'), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- possession of land as one's own: land held in demesne.
- an estate or part of an estate occupied and controlled by, and worked for the exclusive use of, the owner.
- land belonging to and adjoining a manor house; estate.
- the dominion or territory of a sovereign or state; domain.
- a district; region.