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seignior

[seen-yer] /ˈsin yər/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a lord, especially a feudal lord; ruler.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English segnour < Anglo-French; see seigneur
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  • It is not good or safe to point the mockery behind the grand seignior's back.
British Dictionary definitions for seignior

seignior

/ˈseɪnjə/
noun
1.
a less common name for a seigneur
2.
(in England) the lord of a seigniory
Derived Forms
seigniorial (seɪˈnjɔːrɪəl) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French segnour; see seigneur
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Word Origin and History for seignior
n.

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

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