Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to a seigneur
  • adj. befitting a seigneur

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial.
  • adj. Vested with large powers; independent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See seigniorial.

Etymologies

seigneur +‎ -ial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Genoveses 'emphasis on "the world the slaveholders made" (which, at times, indulges in its own romanticism about the paternalistic impulses of planters and their "seigneurial" way of life) seemed to Gutman erroneous because it did not adequately explain what the slaves themselves had experienced.

    'Roll, Jordan, Roll'

  • On the question of the "'seigneurial' way of life" of Southern planters, Kazin might consult the introduction to the Wesleyan University Press edition of The World the Slaveholders Made (1988) in which Genovese notes,

    'Roll, Jordan, Roll'

  • Eddie, a medic wearing a flight suit stitched with a logo that reads "Nam Power," hops out, hustles to Seth and takes control with seigneurial assertion.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part III

  • "He is a very lean and complete player," Madrid medical chief Carlos Diez has said, making it sound a bit like an arranged marriage or a seigneurial de-flowering.

    World Cup 2010 live blog: 8 July

  • The date will be August 4th, which happens to be President Obama's birthday and the anniversary of the abolition of feudalism (4 August 1789) in France, which swept away both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate (the nobility) and the tithes gathered by the First Estate (the Roman Catholic clergy), and, basically, kicked off the French Revolution.

    Beth Arnold: Letter From Paris: Yes, We Ca(e)n! In Normandy

  • He refers to earlier social orders (the seigneurial system and the privileged orders of feudal society); a new social order (liberal democracy, bourgeois economy); large historical structures such as feudalism and capitalism; and a specific category of revolution (bourgeois revolution).

    Ontology of the French Revolution

  • Another place to observe the remains of this old seigneurial system is on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River from Rivière-du-Loup downstream toward Rimouski.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In these pivotal years, Champlain also had an impact on the development of the seigneurial system, which began to expand in Quebec during his governorship.

    Champlain's Dream

  • No original document has been found that established the seigneurial system in a definitive way.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The life of the North German gentry was a perpetual struggle to make the land pay, but the result was rarely adequate to themaintenance of seigneurial self-respect and in their contests with a dry and sandy soil many old families sunk by degreesinto debt, lost their estates, and fell into obscurity.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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