seigneury

seigneury

[seen-yuh-ree, seyn-]
noun
1.
the domain of a seigneur.
2.
(in French Canada) land originally held by grant from the king of France.

Origin:
1675–85; < French seigneurie; see seigneur, -y3

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seigneury (ˈseɪnjərɪ)
 
n , pl -gneuries
the estate of a seigneur

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