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  • noun Plural form of seigneur.


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  • The rest of the money for the expedition came from the Godfreys, titled seigneurs of Three Rivers; Dame Sorel, widow of an officer in the Carignan Regiment; Le Chesnaye, La Salle's lieutenant, and others.

    Canada: the Empire of the North Being the Romantic Story of the New Dominion's Growth from Colony to Kingdom

  • National Assembly, but of the so-called seigneurs, who have extorted or manufactured it; and therefore it is null.

    The French Revolution - Volume 1

  • There are still 'seigneurs' who hold lands, and have 'censitaires' or tenants, paying fee-rent in produce, services, and money.

    Canada and the States

  • And it needed many "seigneurs" and "madames" to procure forgiveness for our admirable Racine for his monosyllabic "dogs!" and for so brutally bestowing Claudius in Agrippina's bed.

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

  • All I really know about Haydn's boyhood off the top of my head is that his family were peasants on the Esterhazy estates and Haydn's musical talent was noticed and cultivated by the seigneurs.

    Haydn and the Habsburgs

  • Below the seigneurs were sous-seigneurs and habitants working long narrow strips of fertile land that ran back from the river.

    Champlain's Dream

  • “Au Roy et à nos seigneurs de son conseil” Petition to the King and Lords of His Council, Feb. 1618.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He tells us that it was a place for the “training and teaching” of “young men of the nobility and other well-born seigneurs.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • Even so, an elite of feudal seigneurs became firmly established in New France.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The seigneurs of New France did not as a rule build great châteaux in splendid isolation; they lived modestly and farmed the land beside their tenants.

    Champlain's Dream


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