(Sax.) An ancient record made in the time of William the Conqueror, and now remainingin the English exchequer, consisting of two volumes of unequal size, containing minuteand accurate surveys of the lands in England. 2 Bl. Comm. 49, 50. The work was begunby five justices in each county in 1081, and finished in 10S0.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of DOMESDAY, DOMESDAY – BOOK helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary