seigneur

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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

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


First Known Use: 1592


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