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 (sān-yûr′, sĕn-yœr′)
1. A man of rank, especially a feudal lord in the ancien régime.
2. In Canada, a man who owned a large estate originally held by a feudal grant from the king of France.
3. Used as a form of address for such a man.

[French, from Old French seignor, from Vulgar Latin *senior; see seignior.]

seign·eur′i·al adj.
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Contract notice: number of the consultation 2018-moe-0001 rehabilitation of the seigneurial domain of ormois
Ironically the Tristan, which ends unconventionally with King Mark exercising his seigneurial rights, dragging the very-much-alive Isolde away from Tristan's corpse after her "Liebestod," is the most straightforward of the lot.
With, in office in America now, a President who considered he had some kind of seigneurial rights over participants in his beauty pageants or women who came to parties in Trump hotels, it is again ironic that Hollywood film producer and executive, Harvey Weinstein is now publicly accused of separate instances of sexual harassment or assault by more than 50 female actors and production staff.
The census did not identify population by language and religion, and so the commissioners used the form of land tenure as a proxy, assuming that residents on seigneurial lands were overwhelmingly French, and those on socage lands overwhelmingly English.
There's a photo of the two of them with a couple of common friends in another seigneurial Villa in Northern Italy, at a time when Franco had just come back from a long period of confinement due to his political activity--a fact that couldn't be ignored, and signaled a certain nerve on Amelia's part.
Yet, when his son leased Montreal convent lands, unlike his father, he stepped into "a larger understanding of seigneurial legal and social relations" (126) and gradually assumed the mantles of patrician status.
Lucas, Adam, Ecclesiastical Lordship, Seigneurial Power and the Commercialization of Milling in Medieval England, Farnham, Ashgate, 2014; hardback; pp.
However according to Marie de l'lncarnation, the founder of the Ursuline convent in Quebec, they chose their future spouses with care, preferring men who had already built a home on one of the concessions granted under the seigneurial system.
On imagine aisement un plan large a partir de Targa, la maison de Mathilde dans la banlieue de Marrakech, embrassant le haut Atlas seigneurial.
Ensuite, les rapports de pouvoir feodaux demeurent profondement ancres dans la societe quebecoise qui se voit imposee, aux xvme et xixe siecles, << a British colonial framework fitted onto a former French seigneurial order >> (10).
A Place in Politics: Sao Paulo, Brazil from Seigneurial Republicanism to Regionalist Revolt.
Resume : Des l'avenement du regime seigneurial en terre canadienne, l'Eglise catholique s'est imposee comme un acteur incontournable dans la propriete de fiefs.