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seneschal

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noun sen·e·schal \ˈse-nə-shəl\

Definition of seneschal

  1. :  an agent or steward in charge of a lord's estate in feudal times



Origin of seneschal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic sineigs old and to Old High German scalc servant — more at senior


First Known Use: 14th century


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