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Synonyms for seigneur

a man of rank in the ancient regime

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In a seigniorial household, this obligation implied buying cloth from various merchants, having it sheared and shrunk, and then having it tailored into specific garments.
Russian peasants had been migrating to open or "free" land since before the era of serfdom and continued to do so despite restrictions on the movement of seigniorial peasants.
Flanders explains the basics of aristocratic history: the essence and uses of a charter, religious patronage, social mores, seigniorial administration, and the manorial economy.
("As the need for seigniorial jurisdiction faded in the late
slaveowners as seigniorial paternalists, arguing that Southern
Rosmini also speaks of seigniorial society or the society formed by proper dominion, whether within the family or in the civil order.
Roger Kittleson focuses on the informal political realm from 1845-1895, the period during which state politics underwent a transition from elitist and exclusionary "seigniorial liberalism" to embrace a positivist republicanism--"a more inclusionary, but also more authoritarian," political arrangement.
ABSTRACT: The attitude of the inhabitants of rural lordships in Catalonia in the fourteenth century and the early years of the fifteenth century regarding the obligation to participate in the reconstruction or reinforcement of the casde illustrates ah unusual case of collective resistance or opposition to a seigniorial right.
seigniorial and municipal) and ecclesiastical courts.
Examples of topics explored include the manipulation of formal seigniorial powers over land by Czech peasants of the Middle Ages, variations in the political implementation of the liberal land property paradigm across Europe, peasant strategies towards the disposition of land before and after the Napoleonic Civil Code in French Normandy, Nazi Germany's "Heredity Law" governing "ethnic" German land, and the transformation of collective farms in East Germany since 1989.
Expecting to feel more awed by a seigniorial elegance at the casa grande at Chactajal, he thought that:
Proudhon remarked that 'if there has ever been a corner of the globe where it is true to say, from the perspective of practice rather than transcendent critique, that property is theft, it's in Poland.' (53) Here he argued that the nobility had historically fought amongst themselves for seigniorial rights and routinely aligned with the three regional powers of Prussia, Russia and Austria according to their own inter-dynastic interests.
As Bowes concludes, "Estate-based communities were simply different from those envisioned by the episcopate, and their hierarchy and very raison d'etre were seigniorial, not episcopal" (188).
Most towns were dominated by a court and a seigniorial bureaucracy that also controlled the military (Lal 2005).
Besides marriage, like many of the great titles of the kingdom, the Benavente and the Tabara relied on state appointments to supplement flagging seigniorial rents, and Italy was seen by both as the source of the most lucrative and prestigious positions.