manor

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noun man·or \ ˈma-nər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of manor

1 a :the house or hall of an estate :mansion
b :a landed estate
2 a :a unit of English rural territorial organization; especially :such a unit in the Middle Ages consisting of an estate under a lord enjoying a variety of rights over land and tenants including the right to hold court
b :a tract of land in North America occupied by tenants who pay a fixed rent in money or kind to the proprietor

manorial

play \mə-ˈnȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

manorialism

play \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
to the manor born
:born into circumstances of wealth and privilege
  • was to the manor born but as a politician he acquired some proletarian touches
  • —Albert Scardino

Examples of manor in a Sentence

  1. the old family manor has 117 rooms

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Origin and Etymology of manor

Middle English maner, from Old French manoir, from manoir to sojourn, dwell, from Latin manēre — more at mansion


MANOR Defined for English Language Learners

manor

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Definition of manor for English Language Learners

  • : a large country house on a large piece of land

  • : the area or section of a city that a particular group of police officers are responsible for


MANOR Defined for Kids

manor

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noun man·or \ ˈma-nər \

Definition of manor for Students

:a large estate


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