Manor Man"or, n. [OE. maner, OF. maneir habitation, village, F. manoir manor, prop. the OF. inf. maneir to stay, remain, dwell, L. manere, and so called because it was the permanent residence of the lord and of his tenants. See {Mansion}, and cf. {Remain}.] 1. (Eng. Law) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family. [1913 Webster]

My manors, rents, revenues, l forego. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: In these days, a manor rather signifies the jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, than the land or site, for a man may have a manor in gross, as the law terms it, that is, the right and interest of a court-baron, with the perquisites thereto belonging. [1913 Webster]

2. (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

{Manor house}, or {Manor seat}, the house belonging to a manor; the house of the lord of the manor; a manse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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