Word of the day

Manorialism –  system of economic, social, and political organisation based on the medieval manor in which a lord enjoyed a variety of rights over land and tenants; an organizing principle of rural economies which vested legal and economic power in a lord of the manor.; political, economic, and social system by which the peasants of medieval Europe were rendered dependent on their land and on their lord;  seignorialism, or seignorial system.

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