Etymology
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seignior (n.)

"lord of a manor," late 13c., from Old French seignior (11c., Modern French seigneur), from Latin seniorem (nominative senior) "older" (from PIE root *sen- "old"). As a general title for a Frenchman, it dates from 1580s. Related: Seigniorial; seignioral.

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Definitions of seignior

seignior (n.)
a man of rank in the ancient regime;
Synonyms: feudal lord / seigneur
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