Seignior


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Seignior

 

(also seigneur), the owner of a seigniory, a feudal lord. As a feudal landowner, the seignior had authority over the seigniory’s feudally dependent peasants; in other words, he was the overlord. The seignior was generally a member of a vassal hierarchy. The term “seignior” is therefore also used in a special, narrower sense to denote the lord of a group of vassals. The chief seignior of a territory, whether king, prince, or duke, was called a suzerain.

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I Henry Dochsteder Seignior of the Township of Caistor County of Lincoln District of Niagara and province of Upper Canada do this Ninth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and Nine make and publish this Codicil to my last Will and Testament m manner following (that is to say) that the Liberty by me given in my last Will and Testament to my Sons Henry and Joseph Dotchsteder and to my two Grand-Sons John and George Henry Dochsteder in regard to their free liberty of cutting and converting to their own proper use whatever wood or timber they should want as therein mentioned is to extend no further than to the Timber being on the Land Lying on the South side of the Chippewa Creek.
This day, 24 May appeared before me, Jan Molengraeff, Notary etc., Seignior Assur Levy, alias Aster Wilde and declared that by reason of his needful departure for Germany he has placed in his stead and has constituted, as he does herewith, Isaacq Gamies Dorthe, bearer of this especial [power of Attorney] that he may in his, the constituent's name and on his behalf, appear before the Lords Justices of Petty Affairs, there to present to and deposit with the Lords Justices the sum of one hundred and twenty six-dollars which he, the constituent is under obligation and owes to Alexander Polack according to the note of hand existing thereof, subject to removal of the attachment placed on him, the constituent by Jacob Gomprich Post.
One of them, besmeared black, said, "Seignior, I am a poor miller.
35 Whiteacre's Glory: Or, the Drubbing of Seignior Stopha .
the Grand Seignior having resolved to Spare neyther men nor money that he may ...
Abell, One of His Majesties Music, Presented a Noble Musical Entertainment on the Water: The Barge was Richly Adorn'd, and Furnisht with a Multitude of Flambeaux; Seignior Fede, Master, of His Majesties Chappel Royal, was pleased to Compose the Musick, which by the Vote of Competent Judges, was thought to be as delicate as ever was done by any Master in the World; and was no less excellently performed, by all the Gentlemen of His Majesty's Musick, and most of the greatest Masters in Town, both of Voices and of Instruments, being in Number above One Hundred and Thirty ...
In serf Russia, as in other "peasant states," the commune functioned as part of the administrative structure of both the state and the seignior. This created and perpetuated many conflicts within the village community.
The Czar is endeavouring to prevent them by the dispatching his Ambassadors to the Grand Seignior, with many rich Presents and the best language imaginable to induce him to put a restraint on them, by whose encouragement onely they seem to be acted.
The Intrigues of the French King at Constantinople to Embroil Christendom was publicized by Dorman Newman in December 1689 as deciphered dispatches between Louis and his allies against Austria: "the Grand Seignior, the Grand Vizier, and Count Teckely." The French king had conspired with Sultan Mehmet IV, grand seignior and leader of the Ottoman Turkish empire, to disrupt the power of France's nemesis, the Hapsburg dynasty, in Eastern Europe.
|The Seignior Don Fracesco de Segnera and his nephewe.' - running head: |from the Turke' [CUL; BL Harl.
After all, your work on peasants and seigniors was centrally concerned with mentalities--Jerome Blum, writing in the Journal of Modern History in 1971, called Systemes agraires nothing less than "a study in psychological history." The epigraph to your last chapter was a quotation: "The really fundamental problems of economic development are non-economic."
But as late as 1831, at least, the design of the act was likely to be frustrated, owing to the reluctance of the seigniors and peasants.