manor

[ man-er ]
/ ˈmæn ər /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. manolete,
  2. manometer,
  3. manometric,
  4. manon,
  5. manon lescaut,
  6. manor house,
  7. manorial,
  8. manorial system,
  9. manorialism,
  10. manorialize

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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British Dictionary definitions for manorial

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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