ma·​no·​ri·​al·​ism mə-ˈnȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce manorialism (audio)
: a system of economic, social, and political organization based on the medieval manor (see manor sense 2a) in which a lord enjoyed a variety of rights over land and tenants
The combined impact of a money economy and the colonization movement allowed the peasants to escape from the servile dues and services of the old manorialism.Norman F. Cantor

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manorialism was in 1897

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“Manorialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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