As a rule (French Seigneurie ) or glory or the territory of a feudal lord was referred to in the feudal era, who exercised full sovereign rights in the area.
" The Evolution of territorial rule is to be interpreted as a process of gradual pooling of older individual rights, which combines at different times in the hand of the Lord, because of more stringent selection in the struggle of the neighbors among themselves as against the monarchy. The losers were quite slow, especially as conceived in the early modern period, as private landlords, the winner clarified their legal rights to sovereignty from. "
Fief, awarded by the king or emperor, had the Holy Roman Empire empire state stem. Were they passed through purchase or inheritance to count or prince, these were - unlike the Imperial Knight - represented in the Reichstag on the Count bank.
In the " always latest matriculation " of 1521 following Empire dominions are listed below: Anholt, Arenberg, mountains and whales, Eppstein, Daun- Oberstein, Degenberg, Finstingen, Gera, Heideck, Hewen, Hohkönigsburg, Hoorn, low -Isenburg, Isselstein, Königsegg to aulendorf, King Egger mountain, Kriechingen, lip, loose stone, Mörsberg, Upper -Falkenstein, Polheim, rich stone, Reifferscheid, Rheineck, Rogendorf, Schoenburg, Black mountain, Sommerau, Spiegelberg, Staufen, Steinfurt, Vaduz, Wild rock, Winneburg and Selva.
The personal address of the Prince of Monaco is still Monseigneur ( sir ).