Manorial Ma*no"ri*al, a. Of or pertaining to a manor. `` Manorial claims.'' --Paley. [1913 Webster]

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  • manorial — (adj.) 1785, from MANOR (Cf. manor) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • manorial — ma|no|ri|al [məˈno:riəl] adj [only before noun] relating to a manor ▪ a study based on manorial records …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • manorial customs —    In folklore writing, the term manorial custom is used to refer to customs which originated, or are thought to have originated, in the practices of the medieval manor or manor courts. The origins of the system of manors in England are unclear,… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • manorial court — ▪ feudal law       in feudal law (manorialism), court through which a lord exercised jurisdiction over his tenants. The manorial court was presided over by the steward or seneschal, and it was there that various officials such as the reeve, who… …   Universalium

  • Manorial Society of Great Britain — The Manorial Society of Great Britain was founded in 1906. It has a membership of approximately 1,900, comprising Lords of the Manor and feudal barons, peers, as well as historians, mainly from the United Kingdom but also some from Ireland. Its… …   Wikipedia

  • manorial roll — noun The record, kept by a manorial court, of the property held by tenants and the rent paid; physically a continuous roll of parchment documents stitched together. Syn: court roll, manorial court roll …   Wiktionary

  • Manorial roll — The Manorial Roll or Court Roll is the roll or record kept in connection with a manorial court, in particular containing entries relating to the rents and holdings, deaths, alienations, and successions of the customary tenants or copyholders. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Manorial court — From the 12c each *manor usually held its own court every three weeks or so. It regulated the manor s agricultural affairs, while also enforcing its by laws, labour services, transfer of manorial land, petty offences within the manor and against… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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