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seigniory

[seen-yuh-ree] /ˈsin yə ri/
noun, plural seigniories.
1.
the power or authority of a seignior.
2.
History/Historical. a lord's domain.
Also, signory.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English seignorie < Old French; see seigneur, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for seigniory

seigniory

/ˈseɪnjərɪ/
noun (pl) -gniories, -gnories
1.
less common names for a seigneury
2.
(in England) the fee or manor of a seignior; a feudal domain
3.
the authority of a seignior or the relationship between him and his tenants
4.
a body of lords
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