Seigniory meaning

sān'yə-rē
The power, rank, or estate of a feudal lord.
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The dominion or estate of a seignior.
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The rights or authority of a feudal lord.
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A body of lords, esp. those of a medieval Italian republic.
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The estate of a feudal lord.
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The power or authority of a lord; dominion.

O'Neal never had any seigniory over that country but what by encroachment he got upon the English. "” Spenser.

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Origin of seigniory

  • Middle English seigniorie from Old French from seignor seignior seignior
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old French signorie, from signor + -ie.
    From Wiktionary