seigneur

noun, often capitalized
sei·​gneur | \ sān-ˈyər How to pronounce seigneur (audio) \

Definition of seigneur

1 : a man of rank or authority especially : the feudal lord of a manor
2 : a member of the landed gentry of Canada

First Known Use of seigneur

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for seigneur

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

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