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Under the feudal system no lords owned any land; they simply held it legally from the king or from the Church (the only two landowners). In return they owed military service and financial debts.

Naturally nobles did not wish to farm the land themselves so they gave the peasant workforce the right to hold certain sections of it in return for working on the lord's own farmland (known as the demesne). But legally the lord/knight/nobleman/abbot (or whoever the landholder was) had absolute power over all the lands, villages, peasants and produce on the lands he held.

A landholder would hold many manors, scattered around the country; together these holdings were called an honour.

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