droit du seigneur

droit du sei·​gneur | \ drwä-dᵫ-se-ˈnʸœr How to pronounce droit du seigneur (audio) \

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

First Known Use of droit du seigneur

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for droit du seigneur

French, right of the lord

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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