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n.1.The lordship of a castle; the extent of land and jurisdiction appertaining to a castle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"My castellany of Poissy has brought me in nothing this year."
At the lowest level, water management was the responsibility of landowners and their agents, but they nevertheless also took part in the government of the castellany as members of its keur, or council.