(in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.
any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate.
the mansion of a lord with the land belonging to it.
the main house or mansion on an estate, plantation, etc.

1250–1300; Middle English maner < Old French manoir, noun use of manoir to remain, dwell < Latin manēre to remain; see mansion

manorial [muh-nawr-ee-uhl, -nohr-] , adjective
intermanorial, adjective
submanor, noun

manna, manner, manor. Unabridged
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manor (ˈmænə)
1.  (in medieval Europe) the manor house of a lord and the lands attached to it
2.  (before 1776 in some North American colonies) a tract of land granted with rights of inheritance by royal charter
3.  a manor house
4.  a landed estate
5.  slang (Brit) a geographical area of operation, esp of a local police force
[C13: from Old French manoir dwelling, from maneir to dwell, from Latin manēre to remain]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., "mansion, habitation, country residence, principal house of an estate," from Anglo-Fr. maner, from O.Fr. manoir "manor," noun use of maneir "to dwell," from L. manere "to stay, abide." As a unit of territorial division in Britain and some American colonies (usually "land held in demesne by
a lord, with tenants") it is attested from 1530s.
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Example sentences
The leading edge of all this is the showplace manors of the rich and gadget-mad.
The wealthy vacationers soon built manors and gardens on a grand scale.
He had charge of the manors attached to his monastery.
For a truly romantic experience, stay at one of the area's lakeside cabins, manors or bed and breakfasts.
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