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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 seignorial

Historical Examples

  • Our next question should be whether he was subject to seignorial justice.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • Seignorial power was not, at least in origin, absolute ownership.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • Robineau tried to assume a seignorial air as he saluted the good people, who were glad to come to his house to dance.

  • To Mavra there was but little difference between the isba of her father and the workroom of the seignorial mansion.

  • Punin at the word 'oppressors' pointed to the seignorial abode, and then poked the driver in the back.