messuage

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dwelling-house with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, including garden and orchard, appropriated to the use of the household; a manor-house and its appendages.

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This word comes from the Latin 'messuagium,' which is probably a derivative of ‘mansus,’ dwelling house; amount of land sufficient for a family.

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