seigniory

noun
sei·​gniory | \ ˈsān-yə-rē How to pronounce seigniory (audio) \
variants: or seignory
plural seigniories or seignories

Definition of seigniory

1 : lordship, dominion specifically : the power or authority of a feudal lord
2 : the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction

First Known Use of seigniory

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Seigniory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seigniory. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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