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noun, often capitalized sei·gneur \sān-ˈyər\

Definition of seigneur

  1. 1 :  a man of rank or authority; especially :  the feudal lord of a manor

  2. 2 :  a member of the landed gentry of Canada

Origin and Etymology of seigneur

Middle French, from Medieval Latin senior, from Latin, adjective, elder — more at senior

First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with seigneur

as per, astir, auteur, aver, bestir, Big Sur, Bonheur, chasseur, chauffeur, claqueur, coiffeur, concur, confer, Crèvecoeur, danseur, defer, demur, deter, douceur, du jour, farceur, flaneur, frondeur, hauteur, him/her, his/her, incur, infer, inter, jongleur, larkspur, liqueur, longspur, masseur, millefleur, occur, Pasteur, poseur, prefer, recur, refer, sandbur, sandspur, transfer, voyeur, white fir

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