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grange (ɡreɪndʒ)
1.  chiefly (Brit) a farm, esp a farmhouse or country house with its various outbuildings
2.  history an outlying farmhouse in which a religious establishment or feudal lord stored crops and tithes in kind
3.  archaic a granary or barn
[C13: from Anglo-French graunge, from Medieval Latin grānica, from Latin grānumgrain]

Grange (ɡreɪndʒ)
1.  the Grange an association of farmers that strongly influenced state legislatures in the late 19th century
2.  a lodge of this association

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Word Origin & History

c.1112 (implied in granger), "granary, barn," from O.Fr. grange, from M.L. granica, from L. granum "grain." Sense evolved to "outlying farm" (late 14c.), then "country house" (1550s). Meaning "local lodge of the Patrons of Husbandry" (a U.S. agricultural interest promotion organization) is from 1867.
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