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English Law: Manor in the Past

This word is derived from the French manoir and signifies, a house, residence or habitation. At present its meaning is more enlarged and includes not only a dwelling-house, but also lands. Vide Co. Litt. 58, 108; 2 Roll. Ab. 121 Merl. Repert. mot Manoir. See Serg. Land Laws of Pennsyl. 195.


By the English law, a manor is a tract of land originally granted by the king to a person of rank, part of which was given by the grantee to his followers and the rest lie keeped under the name of his demesnes; that which reMaine (see more about this U.S. State laws here) d uncultivated was called the lord’s waste and served for public roads and common of pasture for the lord and his tenants. [1]


Notes and References

  1. Partialy, this information about manor is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including manor.

See Also

Concept of Feorme, Ferme

Note: see also Worth, Weorth. Traditional meaning of feorme, ferme [1] in the Saxon law history: Provisions; rent; a manor; a farm; a lease on rent; see FARM.

Note: For more information on Saxon Law history, see here.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Feorme, Ferme”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term is absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Feorme, Ferme.

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