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seneschal

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Etymology

From Middle English seneschal (recorded in English since 1393), from Old French senechal, from Mediaeval Latin (Frankish) siniscalcus, from Proto-Germanic *sini- (senior) + Proto-Germanic *skalk (servant); latter term as in marshal.

Cognate to French sénéchal.

Noun

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

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