Definitions

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  • noun law the lordship (authority) remaining to a grantor after the grant of an estate in fee-simple.

Etymologies

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From the French seigneur meaning lord; Latin for senior or elder

Examples

  • These castles afford another evidence that the fictions of romantick chivalry had for their basis the real manners of the feudal times, when every Lord of a seignory lived in his hold lawless and unaccountable, with all the licentiousness and insolence of uncontested superiority and unprincipled power.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • -- I am much obliged to "SELEUCUS" for his answer to this inquiry, as far as regards the seignory of Gower.

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

  • -- The seignory of Gower is the peninsula which runs out between the bays of Swansea and Carmarthen; and which terminates at Swansea on the S.E. side, and at Longhor on the N.W., and comprises the district which, in common with a part of

    Notes and Queries, Number 21, March 23, 1850

  • I assented, and yielded you the province, upon the understanding, sworn to according to the faith of loyal kings, that within forty days you assign to me its seignory as your vassal.

    Chivalry

  • I assented, and yielded you the province, upon the understanding, sworn to according to the faith of loyal kings, that within forty days you assign to me its seignory as your vassal.

    Chivalry

  • So as when Vides understood of Berreo and that he had made entrance into that territory, and foregone his desire and hope, it was verily thought that Vides practised with Morequito to hinder and disturb Berreo in all he could, and not to suffer him to enter through his seignory, nor any of his companies; neither to victual, nor guide them in any sort.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49

  • Baldwin separated from the main army to found a seignory for himself at Edessa.

    Medieval Europe

  • She was born among the nobles of the senators of Rome, and of the lineage of the noble Gregois, rich of good and puissant of seignory at

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • And if we say that she is resolved into common putrefaction in worms and into ashes or dust; it behoveth us to weigh and think such thing as appertaineth to so great holiness, and to the seignory of such a chamber of God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • But she is except of some other generalities, because that the dignity gave to her such seignory.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

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