seigneurie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French seigneurie.

Noun[edit]

seigneurie (plural seigneuries)

  1. (history) An area governed by a seigneur (French noble).
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, page 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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French signorie. Equivalent to seigneur +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛ.ɲœ.ʁi/, /se.ɲœ.ʁi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

seigneurie f (plural seigneuries)

  1. fiefdom, seigniory, lordship
  2. (France history, Canada) feudal manor

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