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  • noun Plural form of seigniory.

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Examples

  • The seigniories were the ground on which these paternal methods of creating a farming community were to be developed, but despite the wise intentions of the government the whole machinery was far from realizing the results which might reasonably have been expected from its operation.

    Lord Elgin

  • Hundred Associates shifted the obligation of settling the country by granting vast estates called seigniories along the St. Lawrence and leaving to these new lords of the soil the duty of bringing out habitants.

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

  • The seigniories were the ground on which these paternal methods of creating a farming community were to be developed, but despite the wise intentions of the government the whole machinery was far from realizing the results which might reasonably have been expected from its operation.

    Lord Elgin

  • The cens et rentes were unduly raised, the droit de banalite was pressed to the extent that if a habitant went to a better or more convenient mill than the seignior's, he had to pay tolls to both, the transfer of property was hampered by the lods el ventes and the droit de retraite, and the claim always made by the seigniors to the exclusive use of the streams running by or through the seigniories was a bar to the establishment of industrial enterprise.

    Lord Elgin

  • There are few seigniories which produce at present the revenue that Absalom derived from his head.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Iles and seigniories vnknowen, and not by the seas, and

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

  • Transjordanine region was divided into these two seigniories, -- the kingdom of Sehon, and the kingdom of Og. That of Sehon was Perea, strictly so called now; that of Og, was all the rest under the name of Bashan.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • And whereas diuers of the rulers in those daies here in this land were called kings, those had more large seigniories than the other, as

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)

  • Already the banks of the St. Lawrence below Quebec were laid out in seigniories, and the farms were tolerably well cultivated.

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • Who is it but the merchants who are buying up the seigniories and living in the manor-houses to-day?

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

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