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  • noun Plural form of seignior.

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Examples

  • Chateauguay, and many others which recall the seigniors of the old regime.

    Lord Elgin

  • Boucherville, Chateauguay, and many others which recall the seigniors of the old régime.

    Lord Elgin

  • This counterargument carried little weight after 1789, when the French Revolution, which proclaimed property as an "inviolable and sacred" right, radically scaled back peasant dues, transformed remaining ones into pure rents, and eliminated all the honorific privileges of the seigniors.

    Food That Tastes Good and is Good For You, Too

  • By 1750 it had become clear that the squeezing of peasants by the seigniors was seriously eroding the state tax base and reducing the incentive of peasants to produce.

    Food That Tastes Good and is Good For You, Too

  • Government -- the {282} clergy of the Roman Catholic Church, and the leading seigniors combined to maintain Canada under the dominion of a generous Power which had already given such undoubted guaranties for the preservation of the civil and religious rights of the "new subjects."

    Canada

  • The great land question of Canada, the seigniorial tenure of Lower Canada, was disposed of by buying off the claims of the seigniors, and the people of Lower Canada were freed from exactions which had become not so much onerous as vexatious.

    Canada

  • As many other people are coming in, and the room threatens soon to be crowded, a considerate attendant, knowing that we are in favour with the grave and reverend seigniors who preside over the Court, shows us into another and smaller room, where one of the deputy

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • They formed a company with large powers as seigniors as soon as they had obtained from M. de

    Canada

  • But every body else was there, so we did not miss these grave and reverend seigniors.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 06, May 7, 1870

  • There he would be received by all manner of "grave and reverend seigniors," among them, of course, the doctors of the University, who, I gather, presented

    From a Terrace in Prague

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