Mes"suage (?; 48), n. [Cf. OF. mesuage, masnage, LL. messuagium, mansionaticum, fr. L. mansio, -onis, a staying, remaining, dwelling, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, remain, E. mansion, manse.] Law

A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household.

Cowell. Bouvier.

They wedded her to sixty thousand pounds, To lands in Kent, and messuages in York. Tennyson.


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