seigneurie

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French seigneurie.

Noun[edit]

seigneurie (plural seigneuries)

  1. (French history) An area governed by a seigneur.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 153:
      Conventionally, seigneuries were divided between, first, the domain land [...]; and, second, the tenures (or censives) which were divided among the peasantry and others.
  2. (Canada) The estate of a seigneur.
  3. (Channel Islands) The official residence of a Seigneur.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French signorie. See seigneur, -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seigneurie f (plural seigneuries)

  1. (French history) seigneurie
  2. seigniory; fiefdom, domain

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