from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man of rank, especially a feudal lord in the ancien régime.
- n. In Canada, a man who owned a large estate originally held by a feudal grant from the king of France.
- n. Used as a form of address for such a man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feudal lord; a noble.
- n. The hereditary feudal ruler of Sark.
- n. A landowner in Canada; the holder of a seigneurie.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See seignior.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man of rank in the ancient regime
French, from Old French seignor, from Vulgar Latin *senior; see seignior.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French seigneur, from Old French seignor. (Wiktionary)