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Seigniory   Listen
noun
Seigniory  n.  (pl. seigniories)  
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."
2.
The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor. (Written also seigneury, and seignory)






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"Seigniory" Quotes from Famous Books



... possible, and thus wresting from Papineau's hands a potent instrument of agitation." This policy of conciliating the French population, and anticipating the great agitator in his design, was quite successful. To use Lord Elgin's own language, "Papineau retired to solitude and reflection at his seigniory, 'La Petite Nation,'" and the governor-general was able at the same time to call the attention of the colonial secretary to a presentment of the grand jury of Montreal, "in which that body adverts to the singularly tranquil, ...
— Lord Elgin • John George Bourinot

... Saint-Castin they got, as from a father. On their part, they poured the wealth of the woods upon him. Not a beaver skin went out of Acadia except through his hands. The traders of New France grumbled at his profits and monopoly, and the English of New England claimed his seigniory. He stood on debatable ground, in dangerous times, trying to mould an independent nation. The Abenaquis did not know that a king of France had been reared on Saint-Castin's native mountains, but they believed that ...
— The Chase Of Saint-Castin And Other Stories Of The French In The New World • Mary Hartwell Catherwood

... glory of God, yet the one thing does not prevent the other,"—meaning that God and Mammon may be served at once. "Nobody can deny that the priests own three quarters of Canada. From St. Paul's Bay to Quebec, there is nothing but the seigniory of Beauport that belongs to a private person. All the rest, which is the best part, belongs to the Jesuits or other ecclesiastics. The Upper Town of Quebec is composed of six or seven superb palaces belonging ...
— A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I - France and England in North America • Francis Parkman



Words linked to "Seigniory" :   seigneury, office, landed estate, estate, land, place, billet, acres, situation, berth, signory



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