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seignior n : a man of rank in the ancien regime [syn: feudal lord, seigneur]

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< Old French seignor, or seignior < Latin senior


  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.
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