SEIGNIOR or SEIGNEUR. Among the feudists, this name signified lord of the
fee. F. N. B. 23. The most extended signification of this word includes not
only a lord or peer of parliament, but is applied to the owner or proprietor
of a thing; hence, the owner of a hawk, and the master of a fishing vessel,
is called a seigneur. 37 Edw. Ill. c. 19; Barr. on the Stat. 258.
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