seigniory


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seign·ior·y

 (sān′yə-rē)
n. pl. seign·ior·ies
The power, rank, or estate of a feudal lord. Also called signory.

[Middle English seigniorie, from Old French, from seignor, seignior; see seignior.]

seigniory

(ˈseɪnjərɪ) ,

signory

or

signiory

n, pl -gniories or -gnories
1. (Historical Terms) less common names for a seigneury
2. (Historical Terms) (in England) the fee or manor of a seignior; a feudal domain
3. (Historical Terms) the authority of a seignior or the relationship between him and his tenants
4. (Historical Terms) a body of lords

sei•gnior•y

(ˈsin yə ri, ˈseɪn-)

n., pl. -gnior•ies.
1. the power or authority of a seignior.
2. a lord's domain.

Seigniory, Seignory

 a body of seigniors or Lords, 1485.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seigniory - the estate of a seigneur
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
2.seigniory - the position and authority of a feudal lord
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
References in classic literature ?
That, brother Sancho," 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 of the simple as he frustrates the evil designs of the crafty.
The girl's property was within a seigniory held by the Church.
In "Almohad Prince and Mudejar Convert: New Documentation on Abu Zayd" and "Daughter of Abu Zayd, Last Almohad Ruler of Valencia: The Family and Christian Seigniory of Alda Ferrandis, 1236-1300," he brings to light the last Valencian Almohad prince, who went from Muslim ruler, to Mudejar puppet governor, to Christian magnate.
Although they were hard advocate of Abbasid caliphs, they are completely independent and their seigniory was in the form of domination.
Following the ceremony, Grietje and I met Elizabeth Stephens who lives in one of the former manor homes of Sir John Johnson: Seigniory of Monnoir, and St.