What is another word for demesne?

Pronunciation: [dˈɛmɛsnɪ] (IPA)

Demesne is a term often used in legal or historical contexts to refer to a piece of land or property attached to a manor or estate. Some common synonyms for the word demesne include domain, territory, holding, property, estate, ground, land, and realm. These words can be used interchangeably to refer to a particular piece of land or territory that belongs to someone. While each of these synonyms has a slightly different connotation and usage, they all essentially mean the same thing in the context of land ownership and management.

Synonyms for Demesne:

What are the hypernyms for Demesne?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Demesne?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for demesne (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Demesne?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the opposite words for demesne?

Demesne is a term used to refer to a district or domain owned and controlled by a lord or noble. Some antonyms for this term include "public," "unowned," "uncontrolled," "communal," "popular," "government-owned," "collective," "shared," "state-owned," "common," "general," and "open." These words suggest a contrast between a private or exclusive domain and one that belongs to the greater community or is available for public use. While demesne often implies wealth and prestige, these antonyms suggest a more egalitarian and open approach to land ownership and control.

What are the antonyms for Demesne?

Usage examples for Demesne

Pheasants used often to stray over from Lord Powerscourt's demesne, which was separated from our ground by a much-broken fence.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
The inhabitants, therefore, brought their action and recovered damage, because it was said, their lands being the ancient demesne of the crown, they had a right to sell their produce in any market in the King's dominions.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)"
William Hutton
So Mr. Gage's yearning was still ungratified, and so he told himself, and his friend, Peckover, in no measured terms as he rampaged about the more secluded quarters of the demesne.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay

Famous quotes with Demesne

  • Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific—and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise— Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
    George Chapman
  • Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet never did I breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken.
    Homer

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