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[seen-yawr-ee-uh l, -yohr-]
  1. of or relating to a seignior.
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Also seign·ior·al [seen-yer-uh l] /ˈsin yər əl/, sei·gnio·ri·al [seen-yawr-ee-uh l, -yohr-] /sinˈyɔr i əl, -ˈyoʊr-/, seign·or·al [seen-yer-uh l] /ˈsin yər əl/.

Origin of seignorial

1810–20; seignor (variant of seignior) + -ial
Related formsun·seign·ior·al, adjectiveun·sei·gno·ri·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for seigniorial

Historical Examples

  • I understood but little the meaning of the seigniorial life there.

    The Crossing

    Winston Churchill

  • It was by these services that the monks got their own seigniorial farm cultivated.

    Medieval People

    Eileen Edna Power

  • The patibulary forks are found on the confines of every seigniorial estate.

  • The cathedral is on fire, and the seigniorial towers are crumbling down!

  • In Auvergne, a feudal country, covered with extensive ecclesiastic and seigniorial domains, the misery is the same.