régisseur

régisseur

[rey-zhuh-sur; French rey-zhee-sœr]
noun, plural régisseurs [rey-zhuh-surz; French rey-zhee-sœr] .
someone responsible for the staging of a theatrical work, especially of a ballet; director.

Origin:
< French: manager, agent, steward, equivalent to régiss-, long stem of régir to govern, manage (Middle FrenchLatin regere; see regent) + -eur -eur

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régisseur (reʒisœr)
 
n
an official in a dance company with varying duties, usually including directing productions
 
[from régir to manage]

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