Definitions

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  • n. The government of a castle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The government of a castle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The government of a castle; tenure of a castle.
  • n. A demain or fief maintaining a castle.

Etymologies

Compare Old French castelerie. See castle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Confining ourselves to the facts as there stated, we find that the duty of providing for the safety of London devolved on the hereditary castellans, the Fitzwalters, Lords of Wodeham, who discharged the office of Chief Standard-bearer in fee for the castlery of Castle Baynard within the City.

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  • The castle was constructed from 1071 onwards as part of the Norman Conquest of Saxon England as the Domesday Book of 1086 refers to 'a castlery 'at Richmond in that year.

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