1. the chief steward or butler of a great household
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How To Use seneschal In A Sentence

  • This meant that any Gascon appealing against the verdict of one of the sub-seneschals could not go directly to Paris.
  • Wherefore, letting call the seneschal, he was fain to know at what point things stood all and after discreetly ordained that which he judged would be well and would content the company for such time as his seignory should endure. The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio
  • The seneschal began presumably by being the major-domo of the German barbarian princes who settled in the empire, and was therefore the predecessor of the mayors of the palace of the Merovingian kings.
  • Lansar Raasharu, my father's seneschal, sat there, too, along with Mesh's other greatest lords. THE LIGHTSTONE: BOOK ONE, PART ONE OF THE EA CYCLE
  • In Ponthieu the seneschal's functions did not differ substantially from those or the seneschal of Gascony.
  • To oversee his baillis and seneschals, Louis instituted enquêteurs, travelling inspectors-general who were authorized to investigate abuses by royal officials and redress grievances.
  • Originally purely a household officer, the task of the steward, or seneschal, was to place dishes on the royal table, but like many comparable offices it gathered other duties and rose in prestige.
  • France, to many of the chief officers of the crown — as great seneschal, great master, great chamberlain, great equerry, great pantler, great huntsman, great falconer. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • There was a knock on the door, and Elspeth joined Darkwind as Tremane's aide-now styled his "seneschal," though he still acted and probably thought of himself as a military aide-de-camp-entered diffidently. Storm Breaking
  • HIS FIRST CONFRONTATION WITH the seneschal had been a resounding victory.
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