Seigneur

Title

Seigneur

Relation

https://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/1114/

Identifier

1114

Text

Owner of a property or legal right with certain other rights attached to it, divided into useful rights: notably the right to command days of labor from those living on the land, to levy taxes or payments in kind, or to have exclusive access to a hunting ground, and honorific rights. Seigneurs did not have to be nobles. The seigneur could be a member of the clergy or a commoner without any change in the rights that went with the land.

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Citation

“Seigneur,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 10, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/1068.