seigniory

or si·gno·ry

[ seen-yuh-ree ]
/ ˈsin yə ri /

noun, plural seign·ior·ies.

the power or authority of a seignior.
History/Historical. a lord's domain.

Origin of seigniory

1250–1300; Middle English seignorie < Old French; see seigneur, -y3
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seigniory

signory (ˈsiːnjərɪ)

/ (ˈseɪnjərɪ) /

noun plural -gniories or -gnories

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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