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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Literary usage of Seignory
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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; ..."