seigniory

NOUN
  1. the estate of a seigneur
  2. the position and authority of a feudal lord
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  • The knights of Duart and Sleat, the chiefs of Clanranald and Glengarry, the Lochaber seigniory of Lochiel, and the titled chivalry of Sutherland and Seaforth, [18] formed subjects of poetic eulogy. The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century
  • They appear to have even borrowed the name of the Recollet convent, _Notre Dame des Anges_, and given it to their own establishment and seigniory by the St. Charles. Canada
  • But whatever she did by day, she danced by night, with her wild gyration and gesture, as naturally as a moth flies; and when not in demand with the seigniory, was wont to perform in even keener force and fire at the quarters, to an admiring circle of her own kind, with ambitious imitators on the outskirts. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865
  • He rests between two animals who warm Him from the cold, He who remedies our ills with His great power; His kingdom and seigniory are the world and the calm heaven, and now He sleeps in the hay. Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan
  • Hazeur were invited to sell back the seigniory to the government. A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861
  • His estate was a feudal seigniory in the district of Gex, on the very frontier of Switzerland, but in France, though enjoying immunity from French taxation. Voltaire
  • Influenced by the liberal doctrines of the Enlightenment, German reformers tried to accelerate and regulate this process by limiting seignorial dues and services in hopes that liberation from the most oppressive aspects of seignorialism and a larger stake in the produce of a seigniory would encourage peasants to work harder. Food That Tastes Good and is Good For You, Too
  • He held the seigniory of Aubigny in France, to which his son succeeded in 1567.
  • It did not properly make a part of the dominions of the Duke of Burgundy, but had been placed in his hands in pawn or in pledge, for the repayment of a considerable sum of money, due to Charles by the Emperor Sigismund of Austria, to whom the seigniory of the place belonged in property. Anne of Geierstein
  • He asked for the more important tract lying west of the little river at Malbaie and stretching to the seigniory of Les Eboulements, Fraser for that lying east of the river and stretching some eighteen miles along the St. Lawrence to the A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861
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