messuage n[Anglo-French, probably alteration of Old French mesnage dwelling house, ultimately from Latin mansion- mansio habitation, dwelling, from manēre to remain, sojourn, dwell]
: a dwelling house with the adjacent buildings and curtilage and other adjoining lands used in connection with the household
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