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seignorial

[seen-yawr-ee-uh l, -yohr-] /sinˈyɔr i əl, -ˈyoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a seignior.
Also, seignioral
[seen-yer-uh l] /ˈsin yər əl/ (Show IPA),
seigniorial
[seen-yawr-ee-uh l, -yohr-] /sinˈyɔr i əl, -ˈyoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
seignoral
[seen-yer-uh l] /ˈsin yər əl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of seignorial
1810-1820
1810-20; seignor (variant of seignior) + -ial
Related forms
unseignioral, adjective
unseignorial, adjective
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  • But whether common or no, it was normal, just as normal as the village which was completely subject to seignorial power.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • Our next question should be whether he was subject to seignorial justice.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • We have said that seignorial justice is regarded as having its origin in royal grants, and in the main this seems true.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • seignorial power was not, at least in origin, absolute ownership.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • Nikolai Antonov running out of the seignorial abode, shouted at the top of his voice to the coachman: 'Get away with you!

  • To Mavra there was but little difference between the isba of her father and the workroom of the seignorial mansion.

  • This is part of a much wider question that we must face hereafter, for seignorial justice should be treated as a whole.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • He would not confess that lands, and houses, and seignorial functions were no longer of value in his eyes.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • In days gone by there used to run about the seignorial courtyard of the country-house at Chabarovska a girl called Natashka.

    Childhood Leo Tolstoy
  • In this matter of seignorial justice England had little to learn from Normandy.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland

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