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

  • n. See seigniory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A territory or domain, especially under a feudal lordship.
  • n. Overlordship, dominion.
  • n. A ruling assembly, specifically of various Italian republics; a signoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See seigniory.

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

  • n. the estate of a seigneur

Etymologies

Middle English signorie, from Old French seigneurie, from seigneur, seignior; see seignior.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman signeurie, Middle French signeurie, signerie etal., later influenced by Italian signoria. Compare seigniory. (Wiktionary)

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