- (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
Examples from the Web for manor
The office is standard Universal issue, sort of a pseudo English manor house.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Another island tale purports that there was once a banquet arranged at the manor for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark
October 4, 2014
Refined, elegant, and to the manor born, Betty is everything that Don is not.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’
April 13, 2014
But the others are there too: the villagers on the estate, the gamekeepers, and the servants who work in the manor house.The Final Shoot: How an English Country Novel Set in 1913 Explains 2013
November 30, 2013
Although free to leave the manor at 21, Isaac spent his entire life with the Sylvester descendants.The House that Slavery Built
July 16, 2013
Hardly would the thing have made a wing of the manor house at Chaynes-Wotten.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
There was news of Ninian for them when they reached the Manor.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
Under these conditions, the very basis of the manor was destroyed.The Enclosures in England
Naturally I was interested in the Manor estate and its owner.
On this occasion we met, for the first time, the lady of the Manor herself.
- (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
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.