- 1 (also manor house) A large country house with lands: a Tudor manor house in the English countryside Kelmscott ManorMore example sentences
- Agecroft Hall, a Tudor manor house, was shipped to the United States piece by piece and now draws 20,000 visitors each year.
- In the past, the country manor house welcomed gentry for deer hunting.
- It is in a walled garden next to Sion Hill Hall, an elegant manor house built in 1912 by the York architect Walter H Brierley.
- 1.1chiefly • historical (In England and Wales) a unit of land, originally a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord’s demesne and lands rented to tenants: the right to mine ores within the manor of Little LangdaleMore example sentences
- In English Ireland they were associated with the reorganization of the land into manors with demesne land and dependent tenants, based to some extent on English models.
- Bound to the land, they could not leave the manor without the lord's consent.
- Serfs worked the land and produced the goods that the lord and his manor needed.
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- Penn was a feudal lord who could create manorial courts; furthermore, Penn could not transfer his royally delegated powers to the people, but only to a deputy such as himself.
- Many features of manorial jurisdiction as practised in 1280 cannot have gone back more than a hundred years, because they so plainly echoed recent developments in superior courts.
- It also gives the manorial net income (referred to as the ‘annual value’) and tax assessment.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French maner 'dwelling', from Latin manere 'remain'.
More definitions of manorDefinition of manor in:
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