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The Meyerhof in Scheeßel
Pöllan Castle , a Meierhof in Carinthia

The Meierhof ( Meierei , Meyerhof , from Latin maiores villae , also Sedelhof or Fronhof ) is the name of a farmstead or building in which the manager (the Meier ) of a noble or ecclesiastical estate once lived in its history .

The Meierhof was later also a leased estate. In northern Germany , many of these buildings are still prefixed with the addition of Meierhof or Meyerhof .

A Sedelhof is a tax-exempt aristocratic farm with no military function or a Fronhof .

In South Tyrol the name is "Mairhof".

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