signiory


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si·gnio·ry

 (sēn′yə-rē)
n.
Variant of signory.

signiory

(ˈsiːnjərɪ)
n
a variant spelling of seigniory
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Othello begins the play by highlighting his usefulness: "My services, which I have done the signiory, / Shall out-tongue his complaints" (1.
Volpone gestures to its properties by means of an occupatio: there is a countless catalogue of patients and diseases it has cured, which he does not have time to detail because it is so long, but the numerous depositions of those who have appeared before the Signiory of the Sanita or the "most learned College of Physicians" to extol its virtues have authorized him to "disperse" the "rare and unknown secrets" of his medicaments to magnificent states of Italy (II.