Definition of Seigniory

1. Noun. The estate of a seigneur.

Exact synonyms: Seigneury, Signory
Generic synonyms: Acres, Demesne, Estate, Land, Landed Estate



2. Noun. The position and authority of a feudal lord.
Exact synonyms: Feudal Lordship, Seigneury
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

Definition of Seigniory

1. n. The power or authority of a lord; dominion.

Definition of Seigniory

1. Noun. The estate of a feudal lord. ¹

2. Noun. The power or authority of a lord; dominion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seigniory

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seigniory

seigneurial
seigneurialism
seigneurie
seigneuries
seigneurs
seigneury
seignior
seigniorage
seigniorages
seignioral
seignioralties
seignioralty
seigniorial
seigniories
seigniors
seigniory (current term)
seigniour
seignorage
seignorages
seignorial
seignories
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seik
seiker
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seil
seiled
seiling
seils
sein

Literary usage of Seigniory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"So, if the lord releases the seigniory to the tenant, or releases the land, ... Vide more concerning seigniory, in Grant, (E 4.) SEISED TO USES. ..."

2. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1832)
"Tenant to the lord, Sfc." Here is to bee understood a diversity when the whole estate in the seigniory is suspended, and when but part of the estate in the ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"Here is to bee understood a diversity when the whole estate in the seigniory is suspended, and when but part of the estate in the seigniory is suspended. ..."

4. The British Dominions in North America, Or, A Topographical and Statistical ...by Joseph Bouchette by Joseph Bouchette (1831)
"About one half of the seigniory of St. Michel, extending along the river, forms the parish of St. Michel ; the other half, being the N. end of the seigniory ..."

5. Edicts, Ordinances, Declarations and Decrees Relative to the Seigniorial by France, France Conseil d'Etat, New France Conseil supérieur de Québec (1852)
"of shooting and fishing, upon the lands of the seigniory of Beaupre, under a penalty of one hundred livres, and under pain of confiscation of their arms, ..."

6. Catalogue of Section One of the Museum of the Geological Survey, Embracing by Geological Survey of Canada, George Christian Hoffmann (1893)
"Chaudiere River, between Gilbert River and St. Francois, seigniory of Rigaud-Vaudreuil, ... Three miles up the Gilbert River (Touffe des Pins), seigniory of ..."

7. History of the Settlement of Upper Canada (Ontario): With Special Reference by William Canniff (1869)
"... Rent from France—Their appearance—Settling them—Marriage allowance— The last seigniory—New Longeuil—seigniory at Frontenac—Grants to Refugees—Officers ..."

8. The Law Chronicle: A Monthly Journal (1858)
"Theorem, that by the extinction of the fee of a seigniory, a particular estate for life in that seigniory is also extinguished (Co. Litt. ..."

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