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messuage (n.)

legal term for "a dwelling house," late 14c., (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French messuage, which probably is a clerical error for mesnage (see menage). Originally the portion of land set aside for a dwelling-house and outbuildings, whether occupied by them or not; later chiefly in reference to the house and buildings and the attached land.

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Definitions of messuage

messuage (n.)
(law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household;
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