noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

  1. a lord, especially a feudal lord; ruler.


  1. a less common name for a seigneur
  2. (in England) the lord of a seigniory

n.“lord of a manor,” late 13c., from Old French seignior (11c., Modern French seigneur), from Latin seniorem (nominative senior) “older” (see senior (adj.)). As a general title for a Frenchman, it dates from 1580s. Related: Seigniorial; seignioral.

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