from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of seigniory.

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  • noun Alternative form of seigneurie.

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

  • noun the estate of a seigneur
  • noun the position and authority of a feudal lord


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

    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

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

    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

  • 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

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

    Champlain's Dream

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

    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


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