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seigniory


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seigniory  \Seign"ior*y\,  n.;  pl  {-ies}.  [OE.  seignorie  OF 
  seigneurie  F.  seigneurie  cf  It  signoria.] 
  1.  The  power  or  authority  of  a  lord;  dominion. 
 
  O'Neal  never  had  any  seigniory  over  that  country  but 
  what  by  encroachment  he  got  upon  the  English. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  The  territory  over  which  a  lord  holds  jurisdiction;  a 
  manor.  [Written  also  {seigneury},  and  {seignory}.] 




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