signory


signory

signory [seen-yuh-ree] Examples noun, plural si·gno·ries.

  1. seigniory.

seigniory or si·gno·ry [seen-yuh-ree] noun, plural seign·ior·ies.

  1. the power or authority of a seignior.
  2. History/Historical. a lord’s domain.

Origin of seigniory 1250–1300; Middle English seignorie Old French; see seigneur, -y3 Examples from the Web for signory Historical Examples of signory

  • They then sent a delegation to the signory, directing that they grant their demands.

    Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight

    Mathew Joseph Holt

  • Macchiavelli censures the Signory’s conduct of this affair as impolitic.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

    Raphael Sabatini

  • They deprived the nobility of the right to sit in the Signory.

    History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Two hundred infantry were also sent by the Signory for its defense.

    History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Our business is with the Signory and not with feud-breeders such as art thou.

    Historic Boys

    Elbridge Streeter Brooks

  • British Dictionary definitions for signory signory noun plural -gnories

    1. a variant spelling of seigniory

    seigniory signory (ˈsiːnjərɪ) noun plural -gniories or -gnories

    1. less common names for a seigneury
    2. (in England) the fee or manor of a seignior; a feudal domain
    3. the authority of a seignior or the relationship between him and his tenants
    4. a body of lords

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