- (n.) Dominion; empire; authority.
- (n.) The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.
- (n.) Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.
- (n.) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.