[man-er] /ˈmæn ər/

(in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord’s demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.
any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate.
the mansion of a lord with the land belonging to it.
the main house or mansion on an estate, plantation, etc.
(in medieval Europe) the manor house of a lord and the lands attached to it
(before 1776 in some North American colonies) a tract of land granted with rights of inheritance by royal charter
a manor house
a landed estate
(Brit, slang) a geographical area of operation, esp of a gang or local police force

1785, from manor + -al (1).

late 13c., “mansion, habitation, country residence, principal house of an estate,” from Anglo-French maner, Old French manoir “abode, home, dwelling place; manor” (12c.), noun use of maneir “to dwell,” from Latin manere “to stay, abide,” from PIE root *men- “to remain” (see mansion). As a unit of territorial division in Britain and some American colonies (usually “land held in demesne by a lord, with tenants”) it is attested from 1530s.


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