noun, plural sei·gneurs [seen-yurz, seyn-; French se-nyœr] /sinˈyɜrz, seɪn-; French sɛˈnyœr/. (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of seigneur
Examples from the Web for seigneur
"I do not understand you, seigneur," rejoined Lodgard, while his features assumed an arrogant and scornful expression.The Bath Keepers, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
The Seigneur took a pinch of snuff, and the Cure, whose mind was benevolent, listened with the gravest interest.
The seigneur of the village had bought a post at Paris, and was about to quit his chateau.Emmeline|Charlotte Turner Smith
The Seigneur was doing a friendly thing; and, in any case, she could have no quarrel with him.
“Because her Majesty comes I come also,” the seigneur interposed, grandly.A Ladder of Swords|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for seigneur
Word Origin for seigneur
Word Origin and History for seigneur
"feudal landowner in France," 1590s, from Middle French seigneur, from Old French seignor (see seignior). Related: Seigneuress.