Seign·ior·y n.; pl. -ies
1. The power or authority of a lord; dominion.
O'Neal never had any seigniory over that country but what by encroachment he got upon the English. --Spenser.
2. The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor. [Written also seigneury, and seignory.]
n : the estate and power of a seigneur [syn: seigneury, signory]