Definitions

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  • n. An area governed by a seigneur.
  • n. The estate of a seigneur.
  • n. The official residence of a Seigneur.

Etymologies

From French seigneurie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For this he paid an annual homage to the seigneur of “1 sol in ‘cens,’ 3 live capons and 9 silver livres in ‘rentes,’ and 9 days of work on the seigneurie.”

    Bird Cloud

  • Kind and tempting was the invitation to prolong my stay at the See House; enticing was the prospect offered me of a visit to a seigneurie on the Ottawa; and it was with very great reluctance that, after a sojourn of only one day, I left this abode of refinement and hospitality, and the valued friends who had received me with so much kindness, for a tedious journey to New

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Be assured that were the great Turk this very day to offer me the lordship (seigneurie) of Jerusalem, I would positively decline it.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Le Turc lui a confi� le commandement de cette contr閑, et il en poss鑔e en seigneurie la plus grande partie.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • It was in vain that he said "I had rather have no power at all and no seigneurie at all [than] not to be able to keep up the rights of it."

    A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861

  • A seigneurie on the St. Lawrence might well be looked forward to as the reward of military service when the war should be happily terminated; if not, it was something to be able to reduce the great establishment which otherwise must still be kept up in France.

    The King's Warrant A Story of Old and New France

  • The great Prince Godfrey de Bouillon fully approved of the steps taken by these gentlemen, and for his own part contributed to the upkeep of the hospice the seigneurie of Montbirre, with all its dependencies, which formed a part of his domain in Brabant.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • Therefore, the Bernois, with evangelical pronunciamentos, commanded him to desist, and under threat of depriving him of the château and seigneurie of Oron, forced the adoption in this Catholic stronghold of the Lutheran faith.

    The Counts of Gruyère

  • He complains of the heat during an illness one summer, and the seigneurie give him the White Chamber in the town-hall, and when winter comes on, and he is old and infirm, they assign him the lodging lately occupied by Mathurin Cordier (famous schoolmaster Corderius, whose _Dialogues_ were the first book in Latin of our grandfathers), because it contained a stove -- a rare luxury.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878.

  • Describing the insolence of the actors, Gil Blas says, "Bien loin de traiter d'excellence les seigneurs, elles ne leur donnoient pas même _de la seigneurie_."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

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