In feudal times, larger baronial estates.
Cornelius J. Moynihan & Sheldon F. Kurtz, Introduction to the Law of Real Property 3 (7th ed. 2011):
The larger baronial estates, or “honours” as they came to be called, were normally created out of the holdings of numerous Englishmen. As many as 80 English estates, situated in different regions, were combined to compose a single lord’s honour. In the course of the Norman settlement, several thousand smaller estates were compressed into fewer than 200 major honours. The lords of these honours were the men who, with William, established the new English state.