* manour (obsolete)
A landed estate.
The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
(rft-sense) (UK, slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context.
* 2006 , Eugene McLaughlin, The New Policing , page 23
(London, slang) One's neighbourhood.
* 2005 , July 5, Mark Oliver, "
- Dixon, who was finally promoted to sergeant in 1964, policed his 'Dock Green' manor until May 1976 and 'Evening, all' had become a national catchphrase.
Beckham kicks off last minute Olympics campaigning", The Guardian
- Beckham was asked what it would mean for the Olympics to be held in his old neighbourhood.
* 2012', July 30, Shekhar Bhatia, "
- "You mean my manor ?" Beckham replied, in fluent East End argot. "I'm obviously from the East End, so it would be incredible for me if it was held there. It could go down as one of the best games in history."
My East End '''manor is now as smart as Notting Hill", ''The Evening Standard
* 2012 , August 19, Robert Chalmers, "
Golden balls: West Ham United's co-owner reveals his cunning plan for the Olympic stadium", The Independent
- And, Gold adds, he can understand that West Ham's famously dedicated supporters, Londoners though they themselves mainly are, may mistrust businessmen "coming into the club and talking about loyalty. But this is my manor . I worked on Stratford Market, where the Olympic Stadium sits now. I remember the bomb falling on West Ham football ground and thinking: my God, they're coming after me. West Ham is my passion."
The office or dominion of an abbot or abbess.
A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings.
The church of a monastery.
- From 1199 to 1203 William Punchard was the abbot of the abbey of Rievaulx, which was part of the Cistercian order of monks.
(UK) A residence that was previously an abbatial building.
(capitalized) In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood.