Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In feudal law, a term of uncertain meaning, defined, from the apparent etymology, as the demain land which a lord kept in his hands for the maintenance of his board or table, but more probably land held by a tenant in bordage.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.