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Meaning of SEIGNIORY

Pronunciation:  'seynyuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the estate and power of a seigneur
 

SEIGNIORY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: seigneury, signory
 
 See Also: acres, demesne, estate, land, landed estate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Seign"ior*y\, n.; pl. {-ies}. [OE. seignorie, OF.
seigneurie, F. seigneurie; cf. It. signoria.]
1. 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.

2. The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a
   manor. [Written also {seigneury}, and {seignory}.]

 

 

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