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

[Middle English maner, manoir, from Old French maneir, manoir, to dwell, manor, from Latin manēre, to remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·no′ri·al (mə-nôr′ē-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.manorial - of or relating to or based on the manormanorial - of or relating to or based on the manor; "manorial accounts"
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[məˈnɔːrɪəl] ADJseñorial
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Everywhere he saw the stewards' accounts, according to which the serfs' manorial labor had been diminished, and heard the touching thanks of deputations of serfs in their full-skirted blue coats.
He did not know that the brick buildings, built to plan, were being built by serfs whose manorial labor was thus increased, though lessened on paper.
Let me tell you, my friends, the whole question depends On an ancient manorial right.
He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.
Rushworth's property on each side of the road," without elation of heart; and it was a pleasure to increase with their approach to the capital freehold mansion, and ancient manorial residence of the family, with all its rights of court-leet and court-baron.
It was not a manorial home in the ordinary sense, with fields, and pastures, and a grumbling farmer, out of whom the owner had to squeeze an income for himself and his family by hook or by crook.
* The grants of land, made either by the crown or the state, were but letters patent under the great seal, and the term “patent” is usually applied to any district of extent thus conceded; though under the crown’, manorial rights being often granted with the soil, in the older counties the word “manor” is frequently used.
These villages slowly developed around the Manorial Corn Mills which were established alongside the river and which, in the case of Holmfirth, included a small chapelof-ease on the site of the current Parish Church.
Among his topics are the politics of history in early modern Denmark-Norway before about 1730, northern antiquity and the writing of national history, the Dano-Norwegian economic predicament and the question of agricultural improvement, and the Danish past and the call for reforming the manorial economy in Denmark.
It became the manorial home of the Brooke family until it was demolished in the 1920s.