grand seigneur

grand sei·gneur | \¦gräⁿˌsānˈyər(‧)\
plural grand seigneurs or grand seigneurs\-äⁿˌsānˈyərz, -ər(‧) \

Definition of grand seigneur 

1 : a great lord or nobleman the grand seigneur La Salle and his men glided through the … land— H. T. Kane

2 : a man of dignity and aristocratic bearing described as a cultured country squire, a grand seigneur influential among his own people and a patron of the arts— A. D. Rees

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