Grand Seignior, the sultan of Turkey.

(Seign"ior*age) n. [F. seigneuriage, OF. seignorage.]

1. Something claimed or taken by virtue of sovereign prerogative; specifically, a charge or toll deducted from bullion brought to a mint to be coined; the difference between the cost of a mass of bullion and the value as money of the pieces coined from it.

If government, however, throws the expense of coinage, as is reasonable, upon the holders, by making a charge to cover the expense (which is done by giving back rather less in coin than has been received in bullion, and is called "levying a seigniorage"), the coin will rise to the extent of the seigniorage above the value of the bullion.
J. S. Mill.

2. A share of the receipts of a business taken in payment for the use of a right, as a copyright or a patent.

(Seign"ior*al) a. Of or pertaining to a seignior; seigneurial. "Kingly or seignioral patronage." Burke.

(Seign"ior*al*ty) n. The territory or authority of a seignior, or lord. Milman.

(Seign*io"ri*al) a. Same as Seigneurial.

(Seign"ior*ize) v. t. To lord it over. [Obs.]

As proud as he that seigniorizeth hell.

(Seign"ior*y) n.; pl. -ies [OE. seignorie, OF. seigneurie, F. seigneurie; cf. It. signoria.]

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.

2. The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor. [Written also seigneury, and seignory.]

(Seine) n. [F. seine, or AS. segene, bth fr. L. sagena, Gr. .] (Fishing.) A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.

Seine boat, a boat specially constructed to carry and pay out a seine.

(Sein"er) n. One who fishes with a seine.

(Sein"ing), n. Fishing with a seine.

(Seint) n. [See Cincture.] A girdle. [Obs.] "Girt with a seint of silk." Chaucer.

(Seint), n. A saint. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Seign"ior) n. [OF. seignor, F. seigneur, cf. It. signore, Sp. señor from an objective case of L. senier elder. See Senior.]

1. A lord; the lord of a manor.

2. A title of honor or of address in the South of Europe, corresponding to Sir or Mr. in English.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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