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  • n. Plural form of seneschal.


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  • Stuffy Pete happened to pass by on his way to the park, and the seneschals gathered him in and upheld the custom of the castle.

    Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

  • The four seneschals with their palfrey to be there now, all balaaming in their sellaboutes and sharping up their penisills.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Horses and carriages rattling and prancing, seneschals and pages, footmen hopping up and hopping down.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Two seneschals attended the first hour, so that was pretty cool too.

    Manannon Mac Lir

  • Wamba to himself, — but, fool as he was, taking care not to make his observation audible; “I should like to see her seneschals, her chief butlers, and other principal domestics!”


  • Purnell Friote and his wife Richeline were capable seneschals, maintaining the manor in impeccable readiness for our return, all the while carrying on effortlessly without us.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • Enquêteurs, working in pairs and with almost viceregal powers, investigated the conduct of local officials, such as the baillis and seneschals (sénéchaux); royal finances, organized in the Chambre de Comptes, superseded the feudal; appeals to the Parlement, the highest court that enforced and interpreted the law, were encouraged.


  • This-and the taverns like it, in this city and the other four trade-cities-was where the "legacies," the supervisors, the seneschals and trainers, came to forget the petty insults heaped upon them by their liege lords.


  • During the reign of Edward II, the royal lieutenancy as a distinct office appeared with less frequency and his authority devolved upon the seneschals of Gascony, some of whom were styled senescallus et locum tenans

    The Maintenance of Ducal Authority in Gascony: The Career of Sir Guy Ferre the Younger 1298-1320

  • There was a notary, sometimes called the scriptor curie Vasconie, who was the head of the seneschals secretariat and "keeper of the rolls and papers of his sénéchaussée," but Chaplais does not describe an enrollment process for the seneschals business.

    The Maintenance of Ducal Authority in Gascony: The Career of Sir Guy Ferre the Younger 1298-1320


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