seigneury


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seigneury

In medieval England, lands under the domination of a feudal lord.
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Picked by Duplessis to run in the Federal Quebec riding of Lotbiniere, O'Hurley was the mayor of a small town and the woods manager for an absentee seigneury owner.
The theme of the threat to the colonies was paralleled in the accompanying tableau, "Madeleine de Vercheres, 1692," which depicted Marie-Madeleine Jarret de Vercheres, a young woman who led a successful defence of her family's seigneury against the Iroquois.
Of particular note is the fact that a seigneur "who operated a mill could demolish all other grist-mills in his seigneury.
The Bull was not concerned with nationality, but with the sovereign rights of secular political leaders to exercise their seigneury as they saw fit.
Both in their churches and in their residences, the finest fittings available, appropriate to the status of their birth, embellished their seigneury.
Peter did his best to divest Marie of her wealthy seigneury, but the queen managed to retain her inheritance, going so far as to travel to Rome to plead her case before the pope.