Manor meaning

măn'ər
The definition of a manor is a mansion, or a house on an estate.

An example of a manor is Hearst Castle in California.

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In England.
  • In feudal times, the district over which a lord held authority and which was subject to the jurisdiction of his court.
  • More recently, a landed estate, usually with a main residence, the owner of which still holds some feudal rights over the land.
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A tract of land in certain North American colonies with hereditary rights granted to the proprietor by royal charter.
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In America during colonial times, a district granted as a manor and leased to tenants at a set rental.
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The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
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A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
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The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
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(UK, slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context.
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(London, slang) One's neighbourhood.
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to the manor born
  • Accustomed from birth to the ways and privileges associated with nobility or great wealth.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

to the manor born

Origin of manor

  • Middle English from Old French maneir, manoir to dwell, manor from Latin manēre to remain men-3 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French manoir.
    From Wiktionary