sei·​gnior sān-ˈyȯr How to pronounce seignior (audio)

Examples of seignior in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Terence had really identified very much with being the grand seignior. Clark Collis,, 13 Sep. 2021

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Word History


Middle English seygnour, from Anglo-French seignur, from Medieval Latin senior

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seignior was in the 14th century

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“Seignior.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


sei·​gnior sān-ˈyȯ(ə)r How to pronounce seignior (audio)
: a man of rank or authority

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