Definition of manorial in US English:



  • See manor

    • ‘Many features of manorial jurisdiction as practised in 1280 cannot have gone back more than a hundred years, because they so plainly echoed recent developments in superior courts.’
    • ‘It also gives the manorial net income (referred to as the ‘annual value’) and tax assessment.’
    • ‘Penn was a feudal lord who could create manorial courts; furthermore, Penn could not transfer his royally delegated powers to the people, but only to a deputy such as himself.’
    • ‘The peasants also refused to pay taxes, tithes and manorial dues to their landlords, whom they held responsible for their economic plight.’
    • ‘As with manorial surveys, women and children are less likely to be mentioned in manorial court records than men.’