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manor house

the house of the lord of a manor.
Also called mansion.
Origin of manor house
1565-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The day was advancing when they came in sight of the manor house.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • The manor house will be in the charge of a steward for the present.

    Peak's Island Ford Paul
  • Formerly the manor house, surrounded by walls, was the only one which stood in the open.

  • He had done a round of visits after his call at the manor house.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • The plan of the hall is suggestive of an old English manor house.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • Hardly would the thing have made a wing of the manor house at Chaynes-Wotten.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for manor house

manor house

(esp formerly) the house of the lord of a manor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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