Definition of Manor

1. Noun. The mansion of a lord or wealthy person.

Exact synonyms: Manor House
Generic synonyms: Hall, Manse, Mansion, Mansion House, Residence
Derivative terms: Manorial

2. Noun. The landed estate of a lord (including the house on it).
Generic synonyms: Acres, Demesne, Estate, Land, Landed Estate
Derivative terms: Manorial

Definition of Manor

1. n. The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family.

Definition of Manor

1. Noun. A landed estate. ¹

2. Noun. The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion. ¹

3. Noun. A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe. ¹

4. Noun. The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district. ¹

5. Noun. (UK slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context. ¹

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Definition of Manor

1. a landed estate or territorial unit [n -S] : MANORIAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manor

manor (current term)
manor hall
manor house
manor houses
manorial court
manorial roll

Literary usage of Manor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"(2) The inhabited and cultivated lands of the manor are divisible into three ... The arable portion of the manor usually lies in two or three great open ..."

2. Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public record office by Great Britain Public Record Office (1903)
"Northampton, the manor of Ospringe, co. Kent, GOL, the manor of ... 2d., the manor and town of Aulton with the hundred of Aulton and petty rents in that ..."

3. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"We have seen that manors vary infinitely in size; but that the typical manor will consist of demesne lands, and of lands let to free and to villein tenants ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey (1827)
"?o^" nefit of the persons beneficially interested. passed under At a Court Baron, held for the said manor on the 23d of a ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Kettleshulme is distant eight miles, and Northwich is distant 20 miles from the extremity of the manor and township of Sutton. The lessors of the plaintiff ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The defendants in the Circuit Court gave in evidence fifteen instances of lands lying within the manor being settled for on the common terms. ..."

7. An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1907)
"For instance, on a certain manor in Norfolk there were thirty- six holdings, twenty of them below ten acres, eight between ten and twenty, ..."

8. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1844)
"The wastes of the manor passed by express words; but it is admitted that the ... A manor, it is said, consists essentially of the demesnes and services. ..."

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