A dwelling house along with it's outbuildings and the grounds it stood in. Capital Messuage
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[n] - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
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A dwelling house and its surrounding buildings and lands.
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Mes'suage noun [ Confer Old French mesuage , masnage , Late Latin messuagium , mansionaticum , from Latin mansio , -onis , a staying, remaining, dwelling, from manere , mansum , to stay, remain,...
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noun (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
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• (n.) A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household.
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In law, the term messuage equates to a dwelling-house and includes outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden. At one time messuage supposedly had a more extensive meaning than that conveyed by the words house or site, but such distinction no longer survives. A capital messuage is th...
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In English law, messuage is the term used for a dwelling-house with a piece of land adjoining assigned to the use thereof. In Scottish law it denotes the principal dwelling-house of a barony, being synonymous with the English manor-house.
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Old term for dwelling house (plus outhouses etc)
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1) Abode 2) Domicile 3) Dwelling 4) Dwelling house 5) Habitation 6) Home
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