droit du seigneur

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noun droit du sei·gneur \drwä-due-se-nʸœr\

Definition of droit du seigneur

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

Origin and Etymology of droit du seigneur

French, right of the lord


First Known Use: 1825


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