noun, plural seigneurs
[seen-yurz, seyn-; French se-nyœr] /sinˈyɜrz, seɪn-; French sɛˈnyœr/ (Show IPA). (sometimes initial capital letter)
a lord, especially a feudal lord.
(in French Canada) a holder of a seigneury.
a feudal lord, esp in France
(in French Canada, until 1854) the landlord of an estate that was subdivided among peasants who held their plots by a form of feudal tenure


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