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

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In "The Tragedy of the Seigniory," Bois does not repudiate Potvin but wholeheartedly trusts him because he too worships money.
Laval had owned the entire Cote de Beaupre and in fact had been its "seigneur," or "seignior" as in the old Seigniory system.
Indicative of this was that in 1460 Dom Afonso acceded to Dom Henrique's request for confirmation by royal carta de doacao whereby possession and seigniory (posse e senhorio) and colonization of the islands of Jesus Cristo (the present Terceira) and Graciosa was entrusted to the infante Dom Fernando, brother of the king and adopted by Dom Henrique whose heir he was.
In fact, the officers did not differ from the prevailing religious, devotional and artistic patterns of the traditional dominant class, though the old nobles still wanted to be buried in the parish church of their own seigniory, which was still their main power base.
The other, the seneschal, was principal judge, chief of police, and administrative head, making him the most important person on the seigniory after the lord.