noun, plural seign·ior·ies.
- seine river
Origin of seigniory
Examples from the Web for seigniory
Malcolm Fraser's seigniory, Mount Murray, remained somewhat longer in the family of its original owner.
John à Cleeve lay on his bed in the guest-room of the Seigniory, listening to the sound of the distant falls.Fort Amity|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
So the guardian of the children determined to sell at auction their third of the seigniory.
Genoa had won them with gold, and the promise of the seigniory of Ornano, of which Vannina's children were the rightful heirs.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2|Ferdinand Gregorovius
All laws proposed by the magistrates, or seigniory, had to be ratified by this higher and selecter council.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord