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

    A demesne; a church.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Domain; demain; demesne. A lordship. That of which one has the lordship or ownership. That which remains under the lord's immediate charge and control. Spelman. Property; domain; anything pertaining to a lord. Cowell. In ecclesiastical law. A chnrch, or any other 'imllding consecrated to God. Du Cange.