signory


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si·gno·ry

or si·gnio·ry (sēn′yə-rē)
n. pl. si·gno·ries or si·gnio·ries
See seigniory.

[Middle English signorie, from Old French seigneurie, from seigneur, seignior; see seignior.]
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signory

(ˈsiːnjərɪ)
n, pl -gnories
a variant spelling of seigniory
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signory - 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"
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I heard to-day at Pisa That certain of the English merchants there Would sell their woollens at a lower rate Than the just laws allow, and have entreated The Signory to hear them.
Shall I go And wrangle with the Signory on your count?
and the whole Signory," are united in what is--on the level of the