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Manor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the mansion of the lord of the manor
  • the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the mansion of a lord or wealthy person ,
  • the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)

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Manor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Manorialism or Seigneurialism is the name for the organization of the economy in the Middle Ages. The economy relied mainly on agriculture. Manorialism describes how land was distributed and who profited from the land.

A Lord received a piece of land, usually from a higher nobleman, or from the king. When he received the land, he also received all that was on it. That means that most of the people that lived on the land also belonged to the nobleman. The people, called peasants, had to pay to the lord, or they had to work for him. This way, the nobleman could live and support his family from what he received from the peasants. He had also certain legal powers, like that of a police force. The peasants were subjects which had to pay tribute to the lord. In return they received "protection".



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* No man is an Island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls It tolls for thee. - John Donne


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  • Manor team set for F1 season in Melbourne after rescue
    The Manor Formula One team will be on the grid for the opening race in Australia on March 15 after securing enough backing for the season ahead, although it has yet to name its second driver. The team missed the last three races of last season after going into administration, but Manor - which has raced under the Marussia and Virgin names since entering F1 - has s Read more on this news related to 'Manor'
  • Manor Marussia 'in a great place'
    The Manor Marussia team intend to return to Formula 1 in time for the start of the new season, their new boss says. Read more on this news related to 'Manor'
  • Manor Marussia set for Australia under new owner
    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Former Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King has been appointed interim chairman of the revived Manor Marussia Formula One team as they prepare for a remarkable comeback in Australia next week. With OVO Energy founder Stephen Fitzpatrick coming to the rescue as principal investor, and effective owner, Marussia told reporter Read more on this news related to 'Manor'

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