seignior

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Pronunciation[edit]

'sēn-yûr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French seignor or seignior, from Latin senior, seniōrem. Compare senior, sire, sir.

Noun[edit]

seignior ‎(plural seigniors)

  1. A feudal lord; nobleman who held his lands by feudal grant; any lord (holder) of a manor; a gentleman.
  2. A title of respect, formerly corresponding (especially in France) approximately to Sir.