signor

[seen-yawr, -yohr, sin-yawr, -yohr; Italian see-nyawr]
noun, plural signors Italian, signori [see-nyaw-ree] .
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:
1570–80; < Italian; see signore1

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signor or signior (ˈsiːnjɔː, Italian siɲˈɲor, ˈsiːnjɔː, Italian siɲˈɲor)
 
n , pl -gnors, -gnori
an Italian man: usually used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr
 
signior or signior (ˈsiːnjɔː, Italian siɲˈɲor, ˈsiːnjɔː, Italian siɲˈɲor, -ˈɲori)
 
n

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signor
1577, from It. signore, from L. seniorem, acc. of senior (see senior). Feminine form signora is from 1636; dim. signorina is first recorded 1820.
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Example sentences
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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