Seign"ior*y (?), n.; pl. -ies (#). [OE. seignorie, OF. seigneurie, F. seigneurie; cf. It. signoria.]
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.
The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
[Written also seigneury
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