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Definition of "manor" []

  • A landed estate. (noun)
  • The main house on an estate; a mansion. (noun)
  • A tract of land in certain North American colonies with hereditary rights granted to the proprietor by royal charter. (noun)
  • The district over which a lord had domain and could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe. (noun)
  • The lord's residence in such a district. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manor" in a sentence
  • "CL y, Br. R, fartition that tenements are held of the nanorof B* which is ancient demeAic, and im pleadable in the court of the manor by writ of right; replicaaoq, that plaintiff's great-grandfather held tenements of the king as of his caftle of W« in free focage; and traverfes, that they were held of the manor* AT/."
  • "If Snape grows up with the Princes in a manor is he Snape?"
  • "Calling someone gay in a debasing manor is offensive and it's obvious from your first comment that was the direction you meant it."