Lord of Misrule

(redirected from Prince des sots)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Lord of Misrule

n. pl. Lords of Misrule
One who presided at traditional Christmas revelry in England during the 1400s and 1500s.

Lord of Misrule

n
(Historical Terms) (formerly, in England) a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration

Lord′ of Misrule′


n.
(in England) a person formerly chosen to direct the Christmas revels and sports.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lord of Misrule - a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
emcee, master of ceremonies, host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
References in periodicals archive ?
Violent pamphlets against the papacy were composed, such as those written by Pierre Gringore, La Chasse au cerf des cerfs (1511) (directed at Julius II) and Le Jeu du prince des sots (1512).

Full browser ?