Meaning of seigniory in English:


Pronunciation /ˈseɪnjəri/

nounplural noun seigniories

(also seigneury)
  • A feudal lordship; the position, authority, or domain of a feudal lord.

    ‘he succeeded to the seigniory’
    • ‘He held the seigniory of Aubigny in France, to which his son succeeded in 1567.’


Middle English from Old French seignorie, from seigneur (see seigneur).