[ UK /se‍ɪnˈɜː/ ]
  1. a man of rank in the ancient regime
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How To Use seigneur In A Sentence

  • Uday's a handful, living out some Baathist-inflected fantasia on De Palma's Scarface, shooting off guns indoors, plucking schoolgirls off the streets and raping them, exercising Caligulan droit du seigneur over a war hero's new bride, prompting her suicide, and mutilating and disembowelling his own dad's food-taster at a banquet to honour Mrs Hosni Mubarak par-TAY! The Devil's Double and more movies on the megalomaniacal
  • Toutes les fois que le seigneur re鏾it un message ou ambassade, ce qui lui arrive presque tous les jours, il fait porte. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • For this he paid an annual homage to the seigneur of “1 sol in ‘cens,’ 3 live capons and 9 silver livres in ‘rentes,’ and 9 days of work on the seigneurie.” Bird Cloud
  • Edward was supposed to exercise a kind of droit de seigneur over the junior members of the cast. COFFIN ON THE WATER
  • But while the castles became increasingly the centres of seigneurial lordships and the centres of the power they exercised, this meant that aristocracies were now abandoning the cities.
  • Je viens à vous, Seigneur! confessant que vous êtes25 A Villequier
  • However, from the smallest seigneur to the most powerful lord, the entire family and their descendants were noble, and, in the eighteenth century at least, awarded themselves the title of their choice.
  • I pictured the streets of Quebec alive with people: the young seigneur set off with furs and silken sash and sword or pistols; the long-haired, black-eyed woodsman in his embroidered moccasins and leggings with flying thrums; the peasant farmer slapping his hands cheerfully in the lighted market-place; the petty noble, with his demoiselle, hovering in the precincts of the Chateau St. Louis and the intendance. The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker
  • But in Mirabeau (Kadhésch) a grand seigneur moderne, when his valet-de-chambre de confiance proposes to provide him with women instead of boys, exclaims, “Des femmes! eh! c’est comme si tu me servais un gigot sans manche.” The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Renters were squeezed by high rents in the decades before the Revolution, and many peasants found themselves facing lords who collected seigneurial dues with more rigour than ever.
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