- the power or authority of a seignior.
- History/Historical. a lord's domain.
Origin of seigniory
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Examples from the Web for seigniory
The girl's property was within a seigniory held by the Church.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This Seigniory was granted in 1636, and is now the property of the Seminary of Quebec.Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
The cost was to be his own; and he had no money, having spent it all on his seigniory.La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West
This chronicler Trigan was the curé of the Seigniory of Digoville.Toilers of the Sea
I offered my services as a butcher to the superintendent of the seigniory of Nointel.
- less common names for a seigneury
- (in England) the fee or manor of a seignior; a feudal domain
- the authority of a seignior or the relationship between him and his tenants
- a body of lords
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