seigneury

[ seen-yuh-ree, seyn- ]
/ ˈsin yə ri, ˈseɪn- /
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noun

the domain of a seigneur.
(in French Canada) land originally held by grant from the king of France.

Nearby words

  1. seif dune,
  2. seifert,
  3. seifert, jaroslav,
  4. seignette's salt,
  5. seigneur,
  6. seignior,
  7. seigniorage,
  8. seignioral,
  9. seigniory,
  10. seignorial

Origin of seigneury

1675–85; < French seigneurie; see seigneur, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for seigneury

seigneury

/ (ˈseɪnjərɪ) /

noun plural -gneuries

the estate of a seigneur
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