seigneur

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French seigneur, from Old French seignor.

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Noun[edit]

seigneur (plural seigneurs)

  1. (French history) A feudal lord; a noble.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 156:
      There was less and less love lost between peasants and seigneurs. The services which the latter had provided for the peasant community in the past had diminished in value.
  2. The hereditary feudal ruler of Sark.
    • 2012, Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 29 Oct 2012:
      Beaumont lives on Sark, a small, autonomous island twenty-five miles off the coast of Normandy, with her husband, Michael, the island's seigneur.
  3. A landowner in Canada; the holder of a seigneurie.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin senior.

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Noun[edit]

seigneur m (plural seigneurs)

  1. lord (aristocrat, man of high rank)
  2. lord (master)

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

seigneur m (plural seigneurs)

  1. lord
  2. sire (term of respect)

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

seigneur m (oblique plural seigneurs, nominative singular sire, nominative plural seigneur)

  1. Alternative form of seignor.