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SEIGNIORY, Eng. law. The rights of a lord as such, in lands. Swinb. 174.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(22.) Robert Sellar, History of the County of Huntingdon and of the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois (Huntingdon, 1888), 405-406,435.
On the right, the seigniories of Beauport, of Notre Dame des Anges; and on the left, this beautiful Isle of Orleans." The same traveler names among the fruits of the country observed at the Isles of Richelieu, at the head of Lake St.
For that reason, I am absolutely determined to stake on this cause my kingdoms and seigniories, my friends my body and blood, my life and soul," and Deutsche Reichstagsakten, 2:645; English trans.