signory [seen-yuh-ree] Examples noun, plural si·gno·ries.
seigniory or si·gno·ry [seen-yuh-ree] noun, plural seign·ior·ies.
- the power or authority of a seignior.
- History/Historical. a lord’s domain.
Origin of seigniory 1250–1300; Middle English seignorie Old French; see, Examples from the Web for signory Historical Examples of signory
They then sent a delegation to the signory, directing that they grant their demands.
Mathew Joseph Holt
Macchiavelli censures the Signory’s conduct of this affair as impolitic.
They deprived the nobility of the right to sit in the Signory.
Two hundred infantry were also sent by the Signory for its defense.
Our business is with the Signory and not with feud-breeders such as art thou.
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for signory signory noun plural -gnories
- a variant spelling of
seigniory signory (ˈsiːnjərɪ) noun plural -gniories or -gnories
- less common names for a
- (in England) the fee or manor of a seignior; a feudal domain
- the authority of a seignior or the relationship between him and his tenants
- a body of lords