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manorialism

[ muh-nawr-ee-uh-liz-uhm, -nohr- ]

noun

  1. the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of manorialism1

First recorded in 1895–1900; manorial ( def ) + -ism

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Example Sentences

In that case the common fields, the hides and yard-lands of the village are not the creatures of manorialism.

Therefore the aspect of German manorialism is more confused and heterogeneous than that of the French or English systems.

The main lines of German manorialism are not radically different from those of France and England.

Manorialism has this advantage: it can make the most of the ox.

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