seneschal

noun sen·e·schal \ ˈse-nə-shəl \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of seneschal

: an agent or steward in charge of a lord's estate in feudal times

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Origin and Etymology of seneschal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Goth sineigs old and to Old High German scalc servant — more at senior


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