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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