manorialism

noun ma·no·ri·al·ism \ mə-ˈnȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of manorialism

:a system of economic, social, and political organization based on the medieval manor (see MANOR 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

First Known Use of manorialism

1897


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