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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a manor or to manorialism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a manor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a manor or to manors; constituting a manor: as, manorial law; a manorial estate.

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  • adj. of or relating to or based on the manor


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  • This system, this economic side of feudalism, is what we know as the manorial system.

    The History of England from the Norman Conquest to the Death of John (1066-1216)

  • Thus it was that toward 1215, or pretty nearly contemporaneously with the epoch when men like Grosseteste began to show restlessness under the extortionate corruption of the Church, the villein was discovered to be able to defend his claim to some portion of the increment in the value of the land which he tilled and which was due to his labor: and this title the manorial courts recognized, because they could not help it, as a sort of tenant right, calling it a customary tenancy by base service.

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • In short, in Ireland the ownership is dual: the landlord is merely the lord of a quasi-copyhold manor, consisting of numerous small tenements held by quasi-copyholders who, so long as they pay what may be called the manorial rents, and fulfil the manorial conditions, regard themselves as independent owners of their holdings.

    Handbook of Home Rule Being articles on the Irish question

  • Both in the English and in the French Revolutions the property question presented itself in such wise that it seemed to be imperative to enforce free competition and to effect the abolition of all feudal property relations, such as manorial rights, guilds, monopolies, which had been transformed into fetters upon the industry which was developing between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

    Selected Essays

  • The subtenants of the manorial estates and great farms


  • The villeins of the manorial estates, of the great farms, the mines, and the forests.


  • Liz Hart, from the National Advisory Service, provides an introduction to the various types of manorial records and offers a practical guide to using the Manorial Documents Register.

    Podcast: The Manorial Documents Register

  • And that defeats librettist da Ponte's careful working of class divisions within a single manorial household.

    Donna Perlmutter: Postino and Figaro: Underclass Heroes Who Usher in L.A. Opera's 25th Season

  • On the main square, across from the manorial fa ç ade of Courvoisier, at the Restaurant du Ch â teau, chef and owner Ludovic Merle is serving fine cuisine from regional products.

    A Slow Path to Perfection

  • He intended to work on the book at Falaise, the Guggenheim manorial estate on Sands Point, Long Island.

    'The Flight of the Century'


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