Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The power, rank, or estate of a seigneur.

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  • n. Alternative form of seigneurie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of seigniory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the estate of a seigneur
  • n. the position and authority of a feudal lord

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Examples

  • De Mons agreed, and on February 25, 1606, Henri IV granted Poutrincourt “the seigneury of Port-Royal and adjacent lands.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • He sold some of his landed property in the seigneury of Puy-du-Fou and obtained a capital of 29,416 écus or 88,248 livres tournois in liquid assets, a large sum by the standards of that age.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Poutrincourt and Lescarbot made it a feudal seigneury, subject to the king of France.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He had inherited the seigneury of Marcilly-sur-Seine, and the barony of Saint-Just on the River Marne in Champagne, but had trouble managing his property.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The two men were close friends and co-owners of a seigneury.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Poutrincourt appeared in legal records as master of “the seigneury of Port Royal and adjacent lands.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • Cover Farm was the seat of a seigneury given to a Gascon adventurer named Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac, seigneur de Douaquet et des Monts Déserts.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In Beauport and its vicinity, where Robert Gifford had his seigneury, old houses follow the vernacular architecture of Perche.

    Champlain's Dream

  • A pivotal moment was the grant of the seigneury of Beauport to Robert Giffard de Moncel on January 15, 1634, when Champlain was governor.28 From that moment, the system began to spread rapidly.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Jumonville was born in the seigneury of Verchères, New France, the son of Nicolas-Antoine Coulon de Villiers, a French military officer.

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