Definitions for droit du seigneurFr. drwa dü sɛˈnyœr

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droit du sei•gneurFr. drwa dü sɛˈnyœr(n.)

  1. the supposed right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with the bride of a vassal on her wedding night.

    Category: Foreign Term, Western History

Origin of droit du seigneur:

1815–25; < F: lit., right of the lord

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