Domesday BookDomes·day Book
the record of a survey of England made under William the Conqueror in 1086, listing all landowners and showing the value and extent of their holdings
Origin of Domesday Booksaid to be so named because it judged all men without bias, like the Last Judgment
also Dooms·day Book
The written record of a census and survey of English landowners and their property made by order of William the Conqueror in 1085–1086.
Origin of Domesday BookFrom Middle English domesday, doomsday; see doomsday.