manor

[ man-er ]
/ ˈmæn ər /

noun

(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 formsma·no·ri·al [muh-nawr-ee-uh l, -nohr-] /məˈnɔr i əl, -ˈnoʊr-/, adjectivein·ter·ma·no·ri·al, adjectivesub·man·or, noun
Can be confusedmanna manner manor
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manor

/ (ˈmænə) /

noun

(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
British slang a geographical area of operation, esp of a gang or local police force

Derived Formsmanorial (məˈnɔːrɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for manor

C13: from Old French manoir dwelling, from maneir to dwell, from Latin manēre to remain
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