seneschalty

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Etymology[edit]

From seneschal +‎ -ty. In historical sense, under the influence of French sénéchausée.

Noun[edit]

seneschalty (countable and uncountable, plural seneschalties)

  1. The office of seneschal.
  2. The term of office of a seneschal.
  3. The jurisdiction of a seneschal, particularly (historical) the district governed by a seneschal in Languedoc and Normandy in late medieval and early modern France.

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  • (equivalent districts in northern France) bailiwick