seigneury

noun sei·gneury \ ˈsān-yə-rē \

Definition of seigneury

plural seigneuries
1 a : 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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