A man of rank, especially a feudal lord.
Used as a form of address for such a man.
A lord or noble; specif., the lord of a fee or manor.
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.
Origin of seignior
- Middle English segnour from Old French seignor from Vulgar Latin senior from Latin older comparative of senex sen- old sen- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French seignor, or seignior, from Latin senior