Definition of Seignory

1. Noun. (legal) the lordship (authority) remaining to a grantor after the grant of an estate in fee-simple. ¹



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Definition of Seignory

1. the power of a seignior [n -GNORIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seignory

seignior
seigniorage
seigniorages
seignioral
seignioralties
seignioralty
seigniorial
seigniories
seigniors
seigniory
seigniour
seignorage
seignorages
seignorial
seignories
seignory (current term)
seik
seiker
seikest
seil
seiled
seiling
seils
sein
seine
seined
seinen
seiner
seiners
seines

Literary usage of Seignory

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1. A Treatise on Rents by Geoffrey Gilbert (1838)
"agei and the lord seises the *ward: his seignory ' ° J is suspended but l'or a moiety; for the daughter of full age, If there be two joint-tenants, ..."

2. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1875)
"WHEREAS by the political events which followed the Treaty of Tilsit,* the seignory of Kniphausen was united in the same district with the ..."

3. Township and Borough: Being the Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of by Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"by the yearly rent of i8j.1' The theory can fluctuate because in a borough, where tenements are devisable and no wardships can be claimed, a seignory over a ..."

4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"Convey- (3) Then as to the conveyance of the lord's rights, we seignory. have but to repeat once more6 that the attornment of the tenant is an essential ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Distress for Rent, and of Things Damage by Edward Bullen (1842)
"... chapter.4 Pending a plea Where a lord claims a right to distrain in respect to try the of his seignory, whether by title of escheat or other- seignory. ..."

6. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1850)
"IRON PYRITES—(For manufacture of copperas and sulphur)— Clarendon, range 2, lot 7; Terrebonne seignory, a 4 feet vein ; Augmentation to La ..."

7. Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1870)
"... in 1680; which province was erected by its charter, into a seignory, and the grant made to rest on the same ground on which the title would have stood; ..."

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