from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man of rank, especially a feudal lord in the ancien régime.
  • n. In Canada, a man who owned a large estate originally held by a feudal grant from the king of France.
  • n. Used as a form of address for such a man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A feudal lord; a noble.
  • n. The hereditary feudal ruler of Sark.
  • n. A landowner in Canada; the holder of a seigneurie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See seignior.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man of rank in the ancient regime


French, from Old French seignor, from Vulgar Latin *senior; see seignior.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French seigneur, from Old French seignor. (Wiktionary)



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