seigneury

noun
sei·​gneury | \ ˈsān-yə-rē How to pronounce seigneury (audio) \
plural seigneuries

Definition of seigneury

1a : the territory under the government of a feudal lord
b : a landed estate held in Canada by feudal tenure until 1854
2 : the manor house of a Canadian seigneur

First Known Use of seigneury

1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Seigneury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seigneury. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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