Sentence Examples

  • Land held in ancient demesne is sometimes also called customary freehold.
  • In 1087 the king held the manor of Wendover, and therefore it belonged to the ancient demesne of the crown.
  • To the west of the town lies Woburn Park, the demesne of Woburn Abbey,.
  • There were special privileges surrounding tenancies of these lands, such as freedom from tolls and duties, exemption from danegeld and amercement, from sitting on juries, &c. Hence, the phrase "ancient demesne" came to be applied to the tenure by which the lands were held.
  • 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.

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