served for his own use; but of these part were held by tenants in copyhold, i. e., those holding by a copy of the record in the lord’s court; and part, under tho name of the “lord’s waste,” served for public roads and commons of pasture for the lord and tenants. The tenants, considered in their relation to the court-baron and to each other, were called “pares curia:.” The word also signified the franchise of having a manor, with jurisdiction for a court-baron and the right to the rents and services of copyhold- ers. In American law. A manor is a tract held of a proprietor by a fee-farm rent in money or in kind, and descending to the old- est son of the proprietor, who in New York is called a “patroon.” People v. Van Iiensse- laer, 9 N. Y. 291.

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