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seigniory

or si·gno·ry

[ seen-yuh-ree ]

noun

, plural seign·ior·ies.
  1. the power or authority of a seignior.
  2. History/Historical. a lord's domain.


seigniory

/ ˈseɪnjərɪ; ˈsiːnjərɪ /

noun

  1. less common names for a seigneury
  2. (in England) the fee or manor of a seignior; a feudal domain
  3. the authority of a seignior or the relationship between him and his tenants
  4. a body of lords


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Word History and Origins

Origin of seigniory1

1250–1300; Middle English seignorie < Old French; seigneur, -y 3
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Example Sentences

The bailiff, justiciary of the seigniory, had just arrived at the village, accompanied with five or six armed men.

The autumn sun cast its last rays upon one of the villages of the seigniory of Plouernel.

Yes, notwithstanding you could have chosen from the serfs of the seigniory a companion who would not have been deformed.

He then rejoined the travelers, who were proceeding along the road of the seigniory of Plouernel.

The latter had just reached the age of knighthood, a glorious event, so dearly paid for by the serfs of the seigniory.

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