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Signory   Listen

The estate of a seigneur.  Synonyms: seigneury, seigniory.

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"Signory" Quotes from Famous Books

... Not yet; I have sent frequently, as you commanded, But still the Signory[380] is deep in council, And long debate ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4 • Lord Byron

... standard of Gregory XI, the Marquis of Montferrat, certain legates, the republic of Pisa, and, finally, the signory and council of Florence, from 1378 until the death of Sir John on March 17, 1394. At his death he was entombed with great ceremony in the Duomo. For years prior he had held the office of Captain ...
— Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight • Mathew Joseph Holt

... captains, and rulers clothed most gorgeously, all of them desirable young men. "If a prince of Eldorado" said Elizabeth Barrett to her sister Arabel, "should come with a pedigree of lineal descent from some signory in the moon in one hand, and a ticket of good behaviour from the nearest Independent chapel in the other—" "Why, even then," interrupted Arabel, "it would not do" One admirable trait, however, Mr Moulton Barrett did ...
— Robert Browning • Edward Dowden

Words linked to "Signory" :   estate, acres, landed estate, land, demesne

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