seigniory

noun

sei·​gniory ˈsān-yə-rē How to pronounce seigniory (audio)
variants or seignory
plural seigniories or seignories
1
: lordship, dominion
specifically : the power or authority of a feudal lord
2
: the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seigniory was in the 14th century

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“Seigniory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seigniory. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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seigniory

noun
sei·​gniory
variants or seignory
plural seigniories or seignories
: the territory of a lord : domain

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