What does the word realm mean?

Usage examples for realm

  1. The great king ordered me to leave Paris in twenty- four hours and his realm of France within three weeks, and the reason assigned was: " It is our good pleasure." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. This was contrary to the arrangement which permitted no Mass in the whole realm, except that of the Queen, when her priests were not terrorised. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  3. With him were the real sovereigns of the realm, Mme. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
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