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Meaning of MANOR

Pronunciation:  'manur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the mansion of the lord of the manor
  2. [n]  the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
 

MANOR is a 5 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: manor house
 
 See Also: acres, demesne, estate, hall, land, landed estate, manse, mansion, mansion house, residence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Man"or\, n. [OE. maner, OF. maneir habitation, village,
F. manoir manor, prop. the OF. inf. maneir to stay, remain,
dwell, L. manere, and so called because it was the permanent
residence of the lord and of his tenants. See {Mansion}, and
cf. {Remain}.]
1. (Eng. Law) 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.

         My manors, rents, revenues, l forego. --Shak.

Note: In these days, a manor rather signifies the
      jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, than the land or
      site, for a man may have a manor in gross, as the law
      terms it, that is, the right and interest of a
      court-baron, with the perquisites thereto belonging.

2. (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay
   a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and
   sometimes by performing certain stipulated services.
   --Burrill.

{Manor house}, or {Manor seat}, the house belonging to a
   manor.

 
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 Related Terms: acres, castle, chateau, chattels real, demesne, domain, grounds, honor, land, landed property, lands, lot, lots, messuage, parcel, plat, plot, praedium, property, quadrat, real estate, real property, realty, tenements, toft, villa
 

 

 

 

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