Seigniory

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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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It would have been much clearer here to talk of "court" rather than "signory," "priests" instead of "sacerdotes," and "chapel" instead of "cappella": the point of the passage is simply that the presence of the court prompted more elaborate ceremony.
Signory, June 28, 1567 and July 3, 1567," in Great Britain, Public
'If a prince of Eldorado should come, with a pedigree of lineal descent from some signory in the moon in one hand, & a ticket of good-behaviour from the nearest Independent chapel, in the other'?