sen|es|chal


sen|es|chal
sen|es|chal «SEHN uh shuhl», noun.
a steward in charge of a royal palace or a nobleman's estate in the Middle Ages. Seneschals often had the powers of judges or generals.
[< Old French seneschal, ultimately < Germanic (compare Gothic sinista oldest, skalks servant)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.