What is SEIGNIOR,?

in its general signification, means “lord,” but iu law it is particularly applied to the lord of a fee or of a manor; and the fee, dominions, or manor of a seig- nior is thence termed a “seigniory,” i. e., a lordship. He who is a lord, but of no manor. and therefore unable to keep a court, is termed a “seignior in gross.” Kitch. 206; Cowell.

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