[seen-yur, seyn-; French se-nyœr]
noun, plural seigneurs [seen-yurz, seyn-; French se-nyœr] . (sometimes initial capital letter)
a lord, especially a feudal lord.
(in French Canada) a holder of a seigneury.

1585–95; < French < Vulgar Latin *senior lord. See senior

seigneurial [seen-yur-ee-uhl, seyn-] , adjective Unabridged
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seigneur (sɛˈnjɜː, French sɛɲœr)
1.  a feudal lord, esp in France
2.  (in French Canada, until 1854) the landlord of an estate that was subdivided among peasants who held their plots by a form of feudal tenure
[C16: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin senior, from Latin: an elderly man; see senior]

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Word Origin & History

"feudal landowner in France," 1592, from M.Fr. seigneur, from O.Fr. seignor (see seignior).
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Example sentences
Imagine, however, reaching into your pocket to leave a grand seigneur tip and finding little more than lint along the seam.
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