- a lord or noble; specif., the lord of a fee or manor
- seigneur (sense )
Origin of seigniorMiddle English segnour ; from Anglo-French ; from Old French seignor ; from Classical Latin senior: see senior
- A man of rank, especially a feudal lord.
- Used as a form of address for such a man.
Origin of seigniorMiddle English segnour, from Old French seignor, from Vulgar Latin *senior, from Latin, older, comparative of senex, sen-, old; see sen- in Indo-European roots.
- A feudal lord; nobleman who held his lands by feudal grant; any lord (holder) of a manor; a gentleman.
- A title of respect, formerly corresponding (especially in France) approximately to Sir.
From Old French seignor, or seignior, from Latin senior