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Seigniorial

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Seigniorial Same as Seigneurial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • seigniorial Pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial.
    • seigniorial Vested with large powers; independent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Seigniorial (sē-nyō′ri-al) manorial
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. seigneur—L. seniorsenex, old. In Late. L. senior is sometimes equivalent to dominus, lord.

Usage

In literature:

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" by Charles Roger
Seigniories varied in extent from twelve to four thousand acres.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Away he went with it to Venice and showed it to the Seigniory, to their great astonishment.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
The best wines of Baden are produced in the seigniory of Badenweiler, near Fribourg.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Far away down both banks of the St. Lawrence the dogs of war had raged through seigniories and hamlets.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
May God protect your Catholic and royal person, granting greater kingdoms and seigniories.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
About this time large tracts of land were granted as "seigniories" by Count Frontenac and his successors.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
The halo of romance which grew up around Bentley Hall during the seigniory of the Lanes is well known.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
Such is the iniquity of the feudal law that those who dwell a year and a day upon royal or seigniorial domain become its serfs.
"The Infant's Skull" by Eugène Sue
Death to the seigniory!
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
This chronicler Trigan was the cure of the Seigniory of Digoville.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
In 1672 granted the seigniory of Berthier in Bellechasse County, Quebec.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
I offered my services as a butcher to the superintendent of the seigniory of Nointel.
"The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion" by Eugène Sue
I wondered if that were my "Seigniory coach"!
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
The cost was to be his own; and he had no money, having spent it all on his seigniory.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
The seigniory of Beaupre below Quebec had 678 inhabitants and the Island of Orleans 471.
"Count Frontenac" by William Dawson LeSueur
La Tour, Aglate, sells the seigniory of Acadia, 78.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
By the side of each baron, a squire, also on horseback, carried the seigniorial banner.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
All commodities brought from England for the use of the same seigniories to be duty free for seven years.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
And you know how he and the merchants of Montreal have possessed themselves of my seigniory here.
"The Story of Tonty" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
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