seignorial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French *seignorial, from seignor ‎(master, lord) + -ial (adjectival suffix).

Adjective[edit]

seignorial ‎(comparative more seignorial, superlative most seignorial)

  1. In the Middle Ages, relating to or befitting of a nobleman.
    • 1919, Louise Seymour Houghton, Life of St. Francis of Assisi[1]:
      Instead of bales of cloth he saw there only gleaming bucklers hanging on the walls, and arms of all kinds as in a seignorial castle.