"Truly-truly outrageous," sympathized the seneschal; yet he grinned.
It was the face of Mariani, the seneschal of the Castle of Cessna.
The seneschal peered at him curiously through shortsighted eyes.
The office of seneschal in a province such as Dauphiny is helas!
The seneschal blew out his cheeks almost to bursting point, then wagged his head and smiled wistfully.
The seneschal shrugged his shoulders, and moved a step towards her.
The seneschal made haste to return, and would have struck on the door of the chamber, but was stayed by the maiden.
A change was visible in the wily seneschal's fat countenance.
I love Eliduc, the good knight, whom my father made his seneschal.
The seneschal shrugged his shoulders, and chewed a second at his beard.
late 14c., "steward, majordomo, officer in a royal household in charge of ceremonies and feasts," from Old French seneschal, title of a high administrative court officer, from Frankish Latin siniscalcus, from Proto-Germanic *sini-skalk "senior servant;" first element cognate with Latin senex "old" (see senile); second element from Proto-Germanic *skalkoz "servant" (cf. Gothic skalks, Old High German scalc, Old English scealc "servant;" see second element of marshal).