What does the word seignior mean?

Usage examples for seignior

  1. Fear nothing, Seignior- Seignior, you may try your Chance, and visit the Ladies. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. Serafina, affecting indifference, but noting everything carefully from under her lowered eye- lashes, promised herself to supplant the soubrette in the marquis's favour, feeling that this great seignior was her own legitimate prey, and ought to have devoted himself to her in the first place, instead of weakly yielding to the vulgar blandishments of the pretty waiting- maid, as he should no longer be permitted to do- if she had any power. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  3. The Grand Seignior cannot do a more absolute act than to order a man to be dragged away from his family, and against his will run his head against the mouth of a cannon; and if such acts should be frequent in Turkey upon any one set of useful men, would it not drive them away to other countries, and thin their numbers yearly? – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman