follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

manorialism

[muh-nawr-ee-uh-liz-uh m, -nohr-] /məˈnɔr i əˌlɪz əm, -ˈnoʊr-/
noun
1.
the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; manorial + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for manorialism
  • Understand feudalism and manorialism and their effects on society.
Contemporary definitions for manorialism
noun

in medieval times, the organization of rural economy and society by three classes of manors: demesne, serf or villein holdings, and free peasant land

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for manorialism

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for manorialism

15
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for manorialism