Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a seignior; seigneurial.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a seignior.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Disgust and desire and quasi-seignioral advances might be enough to convince anyone of a Polenka-Lolita bloodline.

    Lolita’s Ancestor - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Strange to say, she was the first to have the poignant power, by merely not letting her smile fade, of burning a hole in my sleep and jolting me into clammy consciousness, whenever I dreamed of her, although in real life I was even more afraid of being revolted by her dirt-caked feet and stale-smelling clothes than of insulting her by the triteness of quasi-seignioral advances.

    Lolita’s Ancestor - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Disgust and desire and quasi-seignioral advances might be enough to convince anyone of a Polenka-Lolita bloodline.

    Lolita’s Ancestor - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Strange to say, she was the first to have the poignant power, by merely not letting her smile fade, of burning a hole in my sleep and jolting me into clammy consciousness, whenever I dreamed of her, although in real life I was even more afraid of being revolted by her dirt-caked feet and stale-smelling clothes than of insulting her by the triteness of quasi-seignioral advances.

    Lolita’s Ancestor - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Before he had reached the age of twenty he was living over in Rathenow, but spent much of his time on the seignioral estates of this region, and liked best of all to visit in Schwantikow, at my grandfather Belling's.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • Our griefs and our grievances forced the Rebellion; they brought our thoughts together and made us reason in common; we demanded a new Canada, relieved of bureaucracy, of political disabilty, of seignioral oppression, some said even of abuses of the

    The Young Seigneur Or, Nation-Making

  • I know well enough that the bishoprics and cures, under kingly and seignioral patronage, as now they are in England, and as they have been lately in France, are sometimes acquired by unworthy methods; but the other mode of ecclesiastical canvass subjects them infinitely more surely and more generally to all evil arts of low ambition, which, operating on and through greater numbers, will produce mischief in proportion.

    Paras. 250-274

  • Beauport Manor, when built; said to have been Montcalm's head quarters; burnt; oldest seignioral manor in Canada; meaning of the inscription discussed.

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • Such was the style of the royal grants of seignioral rights conceded in New France, by virtue of one of which this gallant Norman gentleman founded his settlement and built this Manor House on the shores of the

    The Golden Dog

  • "There are few seignioral towns which have a communal slaughter-house.

    The Ancient Regime

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