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[muh-nawr-ee-uh-liz-uh m, -nohr-]
  1. the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages.
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Origin of manorialism

First recorded in 1895–1900; manorial + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for manorialism

Historical Examples

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

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

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

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • 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.