signory

[seen-yuh-ree]

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.

Origin of seigniory

1250–1300; Middle English seignorie < Old French; see seigneur, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for signory

signory

noun plural -gnories
  1. a variant spelling of seigniory

seigniory

signory (ˈsiːnjərɪ)

noun plural -gniories or -gnories
  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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