seigniory
Noun

seigniory

  1. The estate of a feudal lord.
  2. The power or authority of a lord; dominion.
    • O'Neal never had any seigniory over that country but what by encroachment he got upon the English.
  3. (legal) The lordship (authority) remaining to a grantor after the grant of an estate in fee simple.
  4. (historical) The elders forming the municipal council in a medieval Italian republic.
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