droit du seigneur(redirected from Droit de seigneur)
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droit du seign·eur(drwä dü sĕn-yœr′)
The supposed right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with a vassal's bride on her wedding night.
[French : droit, right + du, of the + seigneur, lord of a manor.]
droit du seigneur(French drwa dy sɛɲœr)
(Historical Terms) in feudal times, the right of a lord to have sexual intercourse with a vassal's bride on her wedding night
[from French, literally: the right of the lord]
droit du sei•gneur(Fr. drwa dü sɛˈnyœr)
the supposed right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with the bride of a vassal on her wedding night.
[1815–25; < French: literally, right of the lord]