- the dominion or estate of a seignior
- the rights or authority of a feudal lord
- a body of lords, esp. those of a medieval Italian republic
- seigneury (sense )
Origin: Middle English seignorie from Old French
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noun pl. seign·ior·ies
Origin: Middle English seigniorie, from Old French, from seignor, seignior; see seignior.