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man·or  (mnr)
n.
1.
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.
3.
a. The district over which a lord had domain and could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
b. The lords residence in such a district.

[Middle English, from Old French maneir, manoir, to dwell, manor, from Latin manre, to remain; see men-3 in Indo-European roots.]

ma·nori·al (m-nôr-l, -nr-) adj.


manor  /mnr/  n. a large, elegant house and land: Wealthy English people live in manors. manor

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