manorialism

noun
ma·no·ri·al·ism | \mə-ˈnȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of manorialism 

: 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

First Known Use of manorialism

1897, in the meaning defined above

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