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[man-er] /ˈmæn ər/
(in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.
any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate.
the mansion of a lord with the land belonging to it.
the main house or mansion on an estate, plantation, etc.
Origin of manor
1250-1300; Middle English maner < Old French manoir, noun use of manoir to remain, dwell < Latin manēre to remain; see mansion
Related forms
[muh-nawr-ee-uh l, -nohr-] /məˈnɔr i əl, -ˈnoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
intermanorial, adjective
submanor, noun
Can be confused
manna, manner, manor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The day was advancing when they came in sight of the manor House.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • No more does it seem the services are here appendant to the manor.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Preached at Fagg's manor, three miles from Mr. Blair's house.

  • It was at this time that the customs of the manor were put on record in writing.

    Old Times at Otterbourne Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Even Wardle's fat boy at manor Farm could have lasted through the evening if the poker had been forced into his hand so often.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for manor


(in medieval Europe) the manor house of a lord and the lands attached to it
(before 1776 in some North American colonies) a tract of land granted with rights of inheritance by royal charter
a manor house
a landed estate
(Brit, slang) a geographical area of operation, esp of a gang or local police force
Derived Forms
manorial (məˈnɔːrɪəl) adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French manoir dwelling, from maneir to dwell, from Latin manēre to remain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for manor

late 13c., "mansion, habitation, country residence, principal house of an estate," from Anglo-French maner, Old French manoir "abode, home, dwelling place; manor" (12c.), noun use of maneir "to dwell," from Latin manere "to stay, abide," from PIE root *men- "to remain" (see mansion). As a unit of territorial division in Britain and some American colonies (usually "land held in demesne by a lord, with tenants") it is attested from 1530s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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