droit du seigneur


droit du sei·gneur

noun \drwä-due-se-nʸœr\

Definition of DROIT DU SEIGNEUR

:  a supposed legal or customary right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with a vassal's bride on her wedding night

Origin of DROIT DU SEIGNEUR

French, right of the lord
First Known Use: 1825

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