In the course of the morning, Mr. Jones sent for Florian, and proposed to walk out with him about the demesne.
He lived by himself with his niece Albine in an old house on the border of the demesne.
It occupies a terrace surrounding Kenmare House upon the highest eminence in the demesne and overlooks the lakes.
I speculated what demesne this might be, and I realized that it was probably Lavedan.
The rusty iron gate in the demesne wall swung open and we passed out.
This child was the daughter of some custodian of the demesne before me.
I of course could not resist such temptation, and entered the demesne.
Thereafter it was his purpose to take his bride home to his Sicilian demesne.
The demesne of Kilruddery, the seat of the earls of Meath, is specially beautiful.
Not that fishing lodge beside the river, in an angle of your own demesne?
c.1300, demeyne (modern spelling by late 15c.), from Anglo-French demesne, demeine, Old French demaine "land held for a lord's own use," from Latin dominicus "belonging to a master," from dominus "lord." Re-spelled by Anglo-French legal scribes under influence of Old French mesnie "household" (and the concept of a demesne as "land attached to a mansion") and their fondness for inserting -s- before -n-. Essentially the same word as domain.