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signor

[seen-yawr, -yohr, sin-yawr, -yohr; Italian see-nyawr] /ˈsin yɔr, -yoʊr, sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; Italian siˈnyɔr/
noun, plural signors Italian, signori
[see-nyaw-ree] /siˈnyɔ ri/ (Show IPA)
1.
a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a man, either used separately or prefixed to the name.
Abbreviation: Sig., sig.
Also, signior.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Italian; see signore1
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Examples from the web for signor
  • If funds are made payable to the broker, he must deposit them into a trust account of which he is a signor.
  • The company represented by the signor and the individual signor may be liable for regulatory compliance.
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signor

/ˈsiːnjɔː; Italian siɲˈɲor/
noun (pl) -gnors, -gnori (Italian) (-ˈɲori)
1.
an Italian man: usually used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr
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Word Origin and History for signor
n.

an Italian lord or gentleman, 1570s, from Italian signore, from Latin seniorem, accusative of senior (see senior (adj.)). Feminine form signora is from 1630s; diminutive signorina is first recorded 1820.

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