from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The written record of a census and survey of English landowners and their property made by order of William the Conqueror in 1085-1086.
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- proper n. A record of the great survey of England carried out in 1086 for William the Conqueror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the ancient record of the survey of most of the lands of England, made by order of William the Conqueror, about 1086. It consists of two volumes, a large folio and a quarto, and gives the proprietors' tenures, arable land, woodland, etc.
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- n. record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
Besides the Exeter Book, one other very ancient and valuable manuscript is preserved in the Cathedral: this is the part of the Domesday Book referring to Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset, which is probably not much later in date than the Exchequer record.