Domesday
Domesday Domes"day`, n. A day of judgment. See {Doomsday}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Domesday Book}, the ancient record of the survey of most of the lands of England, made by order of William the Conqueror, about 1086. It consists of two volumes, a large folio and a quarto, and gives the proprietors' tenures, arable land, woodland, etc. [Written also {Doomsday Book}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Domesday — Book Le Domesday Book (ou simplement Domesday), en français Livre du Jugement Dernier[1], est l’enregistrement du grand inventaire de l’Angleterre terminé en 1086, réalisé pour Guillaume le Conquérant, l’équivalent de nos jours d’un recensement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Domesday — or in full Domesday Book, is the record of the lands of England made on the orders of William I in 1086. It is pronounced with the first syllable as in doom, and is a Middle English variant of the word doomsday meaning ‘the day of the Last… …   Modern English usage

  • domesday — domesday, domesday book /dowmzdey buk/duwmzdey/. (Sax.) An ancient record made in the time of William the Conqueror, and later remaining in the English exchequer, consisting of two volumes of unequal size, containing minute and accurate surveys… …   Black's law dictionary

  • domesday — domesday, domesday book /dowmzdey buk/duwmzdey/. (Sax.) An ancient record made in the time of William the Conqueror, and later remaining in the English exchequer, consisting of two volumes of unequal size, containing minute and accurate surveys… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Domesday — Domesday, Book …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • domesday — [do͞omz′dā, dōmz′dā΄] n. obs. var. of DOOMSDAY …   English World dictionary

  • Domesday — This interesting and unusual name, with variant spelling Domesday, originated as an occupational name for a judge s clerk or attendant. The component elements of the name are the old English pre 7th Century dema , a judge, plus daege , a servant …   Surnames reference

  • domesday — n. (in full Domesday Book) a record of the lands of England made in 1086 by order of William I. Etymology: ME var. of doomsday, as being a book of final authority …   Useful english dictionary

  • domesday — /doohmz day , dohmz /, n. Archaic. doomsday. * * * …   Universalium

  • domesday — n. doomsday (Archaic form) …   English contemporary dictionary

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