Sentence Examples


  • Land held in ancient demesne is sometimes also called customary freehold.
  • To the west of the town lies Woburn Park, the demesne of Woburn Abbey,.
  • In 1087 the king held the manor of Wendover, and therefore it belonged to the ancient demesne of the crown.
  • In English legal history, "ancient" tenure or demesne refers to what was crown property in the time of Edward the Confessor or William the Conqueror.
  • A portion of the manor, generally about a third, constituted the lord's demesne, which, though sometimes separate, usually consisted of strips intermingled with those of his villeins.