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Domes·day Book(do͞omz′dā′, dōmz′-) also Dooms·day Book (do͞omz′-)
The written record of a census and survey of English landowners and their property made by order of William the Conqueror in 1085-1086.
[From Middle English domesday, doomsday; see doomsday.]
(Historical Terms) history the record of a survey of the land of England carried out by the commissioners of William I in 1086
(or Dooms′day) Book`
a record of a survey of the lands of England made by order of William the Conqueror about 1086, giving ownership, extent, value, etc., of the properties.
A 1086 survey of land holdings in England initiated by William the Conqueror.