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  • n. master; sir; a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Master; sir; -- a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Master; sir: a title formerly given to a clergyman (in the University of Cambridge to a bachelor of arts), gentleman, or lord of a manor. See dominie, don, dan.
  • n. In civil law, one who possesses something by right.
  • n. In feudal law, one who grants part of his estate in fee, to be enjoyed by another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson

Etymologies

Latin, master. See dame. (Wiktionary)

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