seignior

[seen-yer]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a lord, especially a feudal lord; ruler.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English segnour < Anglo-French; see seigneur

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seignior (ˈseɪnjə)
 
n
1.  a less common name for a seigneur
2.  (in England) the lord of a seigniory
 
[C14: from Anglo-French segnour; see seigneur]
 
seigniorial
 
adj

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seignior
"lord of a manor," late 13c., from O.Fr. seignior, from L. seniorem (nom. senior) "older" (see senior). As a general title for a Frenchman, it dates from 1580s.
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It is not good or safe to point the mockery behind the grand seignior's back.
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