[rey-zhuh-sur; French rey-zhee-sœr]
noun, plural ré·gis·seurs [rey-zhuh-surz; French rey-zhee-sœr] /ˌreɪ ʒəˈsɜrz; French reɪ ʒiˈsœr/.
  1. someone responsible for the staging of a theatrical work, especially of a ballet; director.

Origin of régisseur

< French: manager, agent, steward, equivalent to régiss-, long stem of régir to govern, manage (Middle FrenchLatin regere; see regent) + -eur -eur
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British Dictionary definitions for regisseur


  1. an official in a dance company with varying duties, usually including directing productions

Word Origin for régisseur

from régir to manage
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