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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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Not surprisingly, these actions destabilized the relatively rigid structure of seigniorial relations in the state.
(93) Gradually, the royal courts began to exercise direct appellate control over the seigniorial courts.
How were the European towns able to usurp seigniorial rights or why did the Medieval rulers tolerate the emergence of autonomous cities?
Thus seeing more in Humphrey's project than an effort to imitate the seigniorial libraries in Italy and treating him as being more than an influential appreciator of humanism, Summit demonstrates how his commissioning of a monk from Bury St.
And as boundaries are blurred, the code of the colonizer is transformed into simply another norm and undermined as seigniorial.
"The initial framework [of charge and discharge] was the control of those in charge of handling royal or seigniorial funds or in the running of the domain.
(5) The bi-annual tourn (a disciplinary court) was normally held at the same time as the regular manor court, which met every third week to deal with seigniorial business.
Like much of the UK art scene's present flirtation with modernism and avant-gardism, Claydon's curating takes a dandyish, seigniorial attitude toward its sources.
The laying out of a new town in the valley of the Wiltshire Avon needs to be seen in relation to these wider seigniorial initiatives in the Middle Ages.
For example, throughout the book, Driver provides instances of publishers' appropriation of printers' marks and seigniorial symbols as means by which they established their own multifaceted print identities, an important set of evidence that could itself be the explicit subject of a chapter.
(seI) CE acequia (a canal for irrigation), fiance SA sacred, dispensation SAI saint, sailor SE Seder (Passover service), Luiseno (a Shoshone Indian people) shimose (a high explosive), seance SI sind (to rinse), Sinaic SSAY essay(ette) SSEH medresseh (a Muslim college) SZAI szaibelyite (a hydrous borate of magnesium) CEE fiancee SAE saeter (a meadow associated with a dwelling) SAY saying, calisaya (a valuable Peruvian bark), soothsay SEI seigniorial, seine (a fishing net), abseil, nisei \sayyid SEY Seychelles, causey (a dam) SSA decussate, glissade, cessation SSE masse (a billiards term), chausse (shod) SSEI nissei (an American born of Japanese parents) ZE piazze (var.
The Societe de Restauration du Patrimoine Johnson was asked to prepare a brochure on the importance of the Johnson Family and the occupancy of the seigniorial manor house, windmill and vault on the site.