vidame

noun vi·dame \vēˈdam\

Definition of vidame

plural

-s

  1. :  one of a class of French feudal temporal officers or advocates who originally represented the abbeys or bishops but later erected their offices into fiefs —used as an hereditary title of nobility which was recognized to the end of the ancien régime

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Origin and Etymology of vidame

Middle French, from Medieval Latin vice-dominus, from Late Latin vice- + Latin dominus lord, master


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