Messuage definition

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(law) A dwelling house with its outbuildings and adjacent land.
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(chiefly law) A plot of land as the site for a house; later, a residential building taken together with its outbuildings and assigned land.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
messuage
Plural:
messuages

Origin of messuage

  • From Anglo-Norman mesuage, probably from Late Latin messuagium, probably ultimately from Latin mansio or mansus.

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