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seigneur

1. a feudal lord, esp in France
2. (in French Canada, until 1854) the landlord of an estate that was subdivided among peasants who held their plots by a form of feudal tenure
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He then devotes a chapter to the bishoprics and archbishoprics before examining each of the monastic orders in turn in terms of their overall wealth, the level of their seigneurial authority, the geographical location of their properties, and their interest in commercial exploitation.
Abstract: From the moment the seigneurial system was implemented on Canadian soil, the Catholic Church has established itself as a major player in the ownership of fiefs.
Are these popular tunes, snatches of seigneurial spree,
Resume: Des l'avenement du regime seigneurial enterre canadienne, I'Eglise catholique s'est imposee comine un acteur incontournable dans la propriete de fiefs.
At that time, the sole black type on her page came through Seigneurial, a Listed-placed gelding under her third dam.
Lords of Montreal until the abolition of the seigneurial regime in 1854, sole priests of the city until the splitting off of the Parish of Notre Dame in 1867, the Sulpicians remained a force well beyond these years.
Covering in turn contexts, chronologies, and forms; regional and national surveys; and research methods, they consider such aspects as the development of the study of Medieval settlements 1880-2010, seigneurial and elite sites in the Medieval landscape, chalk and cheese in central southern England, Medieval identities and land use in Ireland, and Scotland's Medieval countryside.
What immediately struck me as weak criticism is when he writes of your photographs, "When the content, such as it is, goes south, Sherman is sure to be undone by her seigneurial indifference to formal values.
He begins by analyzing the rural countryside and the seigneurial system that governed it, and here he stresses two of the most significant changes of the period in the way seigneurial power evolved.
To some they were, indeed, symbols of power, pride and prosperity; to others who lived both within and beyond them, they were monuments of oppression (perhaps representing the dominance of a colonial authority) and repression (for example, symbolizing seigneurial control over tenants) or just rather inconvenient; or to others they might on occasion provide real and much needed protection (op.
Ce chapitre intitule << Au temps des seigneuries >> demystifie ce fameux regime seigneurial sous ses divers aspects.
Cela vaut cependant beaucoup moins apres 1663 et dans l'espace colonial seigneurial de Montreal vers l'aval du fleuve.