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droit du seigneur

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The supposed right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with a vassal's bride on her wedding night.

Etymologies

French : droit, right + du, of the + seigneur, lord of a manor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • The right term in french is "Droit de cuissage" !

    September 10, 2007