A landed estate or territorial unit, origin of the nature of a feudal lordship consisting of a lord's demesne (lands reserved for his own use) and of lands within which he has the right to exercise privilages and exact certain fees, etc [England].
a landed estate, usually comprising a DEMESNE and lands held by VILLAGERs, BORDARs, or COTTAGERs and sometimes also FREE MEN, FRENCHMEN, RIDING MEN etc, which could vary in size from part of one village to several villages over a wide area; power over men (and women), ranging from civil to criminal jurisdiction; an estate in land giving authority and prestige; a land title giving superiority and gentility
an estate held by a landlord as tenant of the king. The typical manor contained a village with a church, and agricultural land consisting of large arable fields. A manor could be part of a parish, co-extensive with a parish, or spread over more than one parish.
Small holding, typically 1200-1800 acres, with its own court and probably its own hall, but not necessarily having a manor house. The manor as a unit of land was generally held by a knight (knight's fee) or managed by a bailiff for some other holder.
The granting of land with a demense, peasants and lands considered requisite to sustain a minor noble. The demense was the lord's personal land, providing for their needs, while the land worked by the peasants provided additional income or food consumed by the lord or his retainers.
1. a small holding, typically 1200-1800 acres, with its own court and probably its own hall, but not necessarily having a manor house; generally held by a knight 2. unit of rural lordship, varying greatly in size
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