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(Law) property law a dwelling house together with its outbuildings, curtilage, and the adjacent land appropriated to its use
[C14: from Norman French: household, perhaps through misspelling of Old French mesnage ménage]
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Law. a dwelling with its adjacent buildings and lands.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, misreading (n taken as u) of Old French mesnage ménage]
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|Noun||1.||messuage - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household|
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
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