Definition of Seneschal

1. Noun. The chief steward or butler of a great household.

Exact synonyms: Major-domo
Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant



Definition of Seneschal

1. n. An officer in the houses of princes and dignitaries, in the Middle Ages, who had the superintendence of feasts and domestic ceremonies; a steward. Sometimes the seneschal had the dispensing of justice, and was given high military commands.

Definition of Seneschal

1. Noun. A steward in charge of a medieval nobleman's estate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seneschal

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seneschal

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Literary usage of Seneschal

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"For his share in this outrage he was prosecuted by Captain Francis Agard, seneschal of Wicklow, and, though he himself managed to escape, his brother and ..."

2. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet by Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Joseph Dacier (1849)
"The party of the seneschal lost several. Thus was the garrison of Crotoy much ... The townsmen retreated to the castle,—before which the seneschal fixed his ..."

3. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet by Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Joseph Dacier (1849)
"The party of the seneschal lost several. Thus was the garrison of Crotoy much ... The townsmen retreated to the castle,—before which the seneschal fixed his ..."

4. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Bon-Joseph Dacier, Pierre Desrey (1867)
"The party of the seneschal lost several. Thus was the garrison of Crotoy much ... The townsmen retreated to the castle,—before which the seneschal fixed his ..."

5. Norman Institutions by Charles Homer Haskins (1918)
"... against the accusations of the seneschal and others.16* A more modern touch is given by the ' full assize ' held shortly afterward by the seneschal, ..."

6. English Rule in Gascony, 1199-1295: With Special Reference to the Towns by Frank Burr Marsh (1912)
"The seneschal was faced by the same difficulties and perplexities as before. When Henry departed for England he left this important office in the ..."

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