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droit de seigneur

The supposed right of a nobleman to deflower the bride of any of his serfs on their wedding night. The phrase, which translates as “the lord's right” was also known as “the law / right of the first night.” Despite its widespread appearance in popular culture, reports of the “right” having been exercised are very rare. It was more a representation for or a warning about the power that a feudal lord could exert over his tenants. Mozart's opera, The Marriage of Figaro, involves Count Almaviva's efforts to exercise his right with Figaro's bride, Susanna. The phrase survives as a seldom-used metaphor for unlimited authority over another, such as a boss over an employee, notwithstanding the gender of either party.
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Apres avoir consacre sa these de maitrise a la veuve Marie-Catherine Peuvret, seigneuresse de Beauport, et sa these de doctorat aux seigneurs campagnards de la NouvelleFrance, il poursuit aujourd'hui ses recherches sur les persistances du monde seigneurial au Quebec apres 1854.
Devenez seigneur, empereur, Louis XIV, duce, fE-hrer, archange ou charlatan.
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The first is that seigneurs designated the village councilors.
To this day, Sark is still ruled by a seigneur, and Sark's enduring feudalism has created a way of life many might find appealing.
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They am ours not by birth, but literally by courtesy, and they provide a line of defense for us commoners who prefer not to allow random dukes, earls, or telephone solicitors to assert droit du seigneur with our first names.
Et la terre a resplendi de la lumiere de son seigneur et le livre a ete depose .
He became a tax exile in Jersey and was appointed Seigneur de Trinity, a feudal title that came with the purchase of his house.
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It's an old-fashioned island, still governed feudatyle by a Seigneur.
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Pour la grande majorite de nos concitoyens, ce mois beni est l'occasion de se rapprocher un peu plus de Dieu, d'ouvrir son coeur aux bonnes actions, aux prieres, a la charite, d'agir avec bonte, de faire preuve de partage, de solidarite constante envers ceux qui sont dans le besoin, de faire une introspection profonde et intime de ses actes et actions afin de modifier ce qui peut l'etre en cette periode benie par le seigneur.