Origin of manor
Examples from the Web for manorial
Historical Examples of manorial
They held about five acres, but provided no oxen for the manorial plough-team.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
They are very similar also to the manorial courts in England.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
The business of the court may be divided into criminal, manorial and civil.
The manorial authorities cannot bargain with the tenants one by one.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century
Richard Henry Tawney
Their chief is their elected chief, not their manorial lord.The English Village Community
Word Origin 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.