seigneur


seigneur

noun, plural sei·gneurs [seen-yurz, seyn-; French se-nyœr] /sinˈyɜrz, seɪn-; French sɛˈnyœr/. (sometimes initial capital letter)

  1. a lord, especially a feudal lord.
  2. (in French Canada) a holder of a seigneury.

noun

  1. a feudal lord, esp in France
  2. (in French Canada, until 1854) the landlord of an estate that was subdivided among peasants who held their plots by a form of feudal tenure

n.“feudal landowner in France,” 1590s, from Middle French seigneur, from Old French seignor (see seignior). Related: Seigneuress.

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