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Seigniory  n.  (pl. seigniories)  
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."
The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor. (Written also seigneury, and seignory)

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"Seigniory" Quotes from Famous Books

... Jesuits who used her name as a cover, become proprietors of the greater part of the future United States and British Provinces. The English colony of Virginia and the Dutch trading-houses of New York were included within the limits of this destined Northern Paraguay; while Port Royal, the seigniory of the unfortunate Poutrincourt, was encompassed, like a petty island, by the vast domain of the Society of Jesus. They could not deprive him of it, since his title had been confirmed by the late King, but they flattered themselves, to borrow their own language, that he would be "confined as in ...
— Pioneers Of France In The New World • Francis Parkman, Jr.

... this lady, accompanied by a train of beauties. It was this conduct of his father that had forced the son to absent himself from court life for twelve years and more, during which time he received no allowance as was his rightful due, and thus he had been obliged to make his own requisitions from his seigniory. ...
— Charles the Bold - Last Duke Of Burgundy, 1433-1477 • Ruth Putnam

... said the canon, "only holds good as far as the enjoyment of the revenue goes; but the lord of the seigniory must attend to the administration of justice, and here capacity and sound judgment come in, and above all a firm determination to find out the truth; for if this be wanting in the beginning, the middle and the end will always go wrong; and God as commonly aids the honest intentions ...
— Don Quixote • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Words linked to "Seigniory" :   place, office, billet, landed estate, feudal lordship, acres, spot, post, signory, estate, seigneury, situation

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