Seneschal meaning

sĕnə-shəl
An official in a medieval noble household in charge of domestic arrangements and the administration of servants; a steward or major-domo.
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A steward or major-domo in the household of a medieval noble.
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A steward in charge of a medieval nobleman's estate.
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Origin of seneschal

  • Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English seneschal (recorded in English since 1393), from Old French seneschal, from Medieval Latin (Frankish) siniscalcus, from Proto-Germanic *siniz (“senior") + *skalkaz (“servant"); latter term as in marshal. Compare French sénéchal.

    From Wiktionary