seigneurial

adjective
sei·​gneur·​ial | \ sān-ˈyu̇r-ē-əl How to pronounce seigneurial (audio) , -ˈyər- \

Definition of seigneurial

: of, relating to, or befitting a seigneur

Examples of seigneurial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually she was summoned to see the union’s president, Richard Trumka, whose seigneurial berth looks down on the White House. Gideon Lewis-kraus, New York Times, "Could Hillary Clinton Become the Champion of the 99 Percent?," 23 July 2016

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First Known Use of seigneurial

1656, in the meaning defined above

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“Seigneurial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seigneurial. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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