- a lord, especially a feudal lord; ruler.
Origin of seignior
Examples from the Web for seignior
Historical Examples of seignior
What kind of a seignior is he who studies the price of things?
A parliamentarian, like a seignior, must do credit to his fortune.
The Seignior of Warmond, chief of the commission, died on the 15th April.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.
John Lothrop Motley
Also a few uncommon words, like seignior, inveigle, plebeian.The Century Handbook of Writing
The Seignior held his land, in most cases, directly from the Crown.A Historical Geography of the British Colonies
Charles Prestwood Lucas
- a less common name for a seigneur
- (in England) the lord of a seigniory
Word Origin for seignior
"lord of a manor," late 13c., from Old French seignior (11c., Modern French seigneur), from Latin seniorem (nominative senior) "older" (see senior (adj.)). As a general title for a Frenchman, it dates from 1580s. Related: Seigniorial; seignioral.