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Seigniory

English Law: Seigniory in the Past

The rights of a lord as such, in lands. Swinb. 174. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about seigniory is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including seigniory.

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Concept of Seigniory

Traditional meaning of seigniory [1] in the English common law history: A lordship; a manor. Seigniory in gross: a lordship independent of a manor; as the King’s seigniory over tenants in capite.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Seigniory”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Seigniory.

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  • Article Name: Seigniory
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  • Description: English Law: Seigniory in the Past The rights of a lord as such, in lands. Swinb. 174. [1][rtbs [...]

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