"Truly-truly outrageous," sympathized the seneschal; yet he grinned.
"I mean that it shall be at my service," returned the seneschal, sternly.
The seneschal peered at him curiously through shortsighted eyes.
At the head of the procession rode the seneschal, with a gilded staff in his hand.
The seneschal blew out his cheeks almost to bursting point, then wagged his head and smiled wistfully.
It was the face of Mariani, the seneschal of the Castle of Cessna.
The seneschal made haste to return, and would have struck on the door of the chamber, but was stayed by the maiden.
The office of seneschal in a province such as Dauphiny is helas!
I love Eliduc, the good knight, whom my father made his seneschal.
The seneschal shrugged his shoulders, and moved a step towards her.
late 14c., "steward, majordomo, officer in a royal household in charge of ceremonies and feasts," from Old French seneschal, title of a high administrative court officer, from Frankish Latin siniscalcus, from Proto-Germanic *sini-skalk "senior servant;" first element cognate with Latin senex "old" (see senile); second element from Proto-Germanic *skalkoz "servant" (cf. Gothic skalks, Old High German scalc, Old English scealc "servant;" see second element of marshal).