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[seen-yuh-ree, seyn-]
  1. the domain of a seigneur.
  2. (in French Canada) land originally held by grant from the king of France.
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Origin of seigneury

1675–85; < French seigneurie; see seigneur, -y3
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Examples from the Web for seigneury

Historical Examples of seigneury

  • The prisoner is stripped to the waist and driven around the seigneury.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony

    William Stearns Davis

  • How he would rule with a strong hand his grandsire's seigneury!

    God Wills It!

    William Stearns Davis

  • He had obtained from the Seigneury of Berne permission to reside at Arau.

  • But upon the Seigneury was another flag—it of the golden-lilies.

  • Terrible things had been said—terrible things of Francois, and of the girl at the Seigneury.

British Dictionary definitions for seigneury


noun plural -gneuries
  1. the estate of a seigneur
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