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- The possessor of a seigneurie (fiefdom) in medieval feudal or manorial systems.
- The Seigneurial system of New France
- The hereditary feudal ruler of the island of Sark, see also List of Seigneurs of Sark
- The word shares the same provenance as the Italian 'Signore', Portuguese 'Senhor' and Spanish 'Señor', which in addition to meaning 'Mr' is used to signify a feudal lord.
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The seigneur of his particular seigneurie could make his habitants work for him for up to 4-5 days a year. Habitants pay the seigneur cents and rent to live on his seigneurie.