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A demesne is a portion of a noble's total lands which he holds immediately with no vassals or tenants. Any noble might, and probably does hold a demesne. The regent of a realm might hold a province directly. Even a knight who owns one manor will keep some acres to himself to be worked by serfs who owe him labor, or by paid laborers.

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