Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The demesnes which the lords keep in their hands for the mainte-nanco of their board or table. Cowell. Also lands held in bordage. Lands which the lord gave to tenants on condition of their supplying his table with small provisions, ponitry, eggs, etc.