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Domesday

Syllabification: Domes·day
Pronunciation: /ˈdo͞omzdā
 
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Definition of Domesday in English:

noun

1 (also Domesday Book, Doomsday Book) A comprehensive record of the extent, value, ownership, and liabilities of land in England, made in 1086 by order of William I.
2 (also domesday) archaic spelling of doomsday.

Origin

Middle English: sense 1 was apparently a popular name applied during the 12th century because the book was regarded as a final authority (with allusion to doomsday 'the Day of Judgment').

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