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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.]
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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
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sei•gnior•y(ˈsin yə ri, ˈseɪn-)
n., pl. -gnior•ies.
1. the power or authority of a seignior.
2. a lord's domain.
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Seigniory, Seignorya body of seigniors or Lords, 1485.
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|Noun||1.||seigniory - the estate of a seigneur|
|2.||seigniory - the position and authority of a feudal lord|
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