noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
- a lord, especially a feudal lord; ruler.
- a less common name for a seigneur
- (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.