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Seneschal vs. Steward

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Seneschalnoun

A steward, particularly (historical) one in charge of a medieval nobleman's estate.

Stewardnoun

A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity, particularly (historical) the chief administrator of a medieval manor.

Seneschalnoun

(historical) An officer of the crown in late medieval and early modern France who served as a kind of governor and chief justice of the royal court in Normandy and Languedoc.

Stewardnoun

A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.

Seneschalnoun

An officer in the houses of princes and dignitaries, in the Middle Ages, who had the superintendence of feasts and domestic ceremonies; a steward. Sometimes the seneschal had the dispensing of justice, and was given high military commands.

‘Then marshaled feastServed up in hall with sewers and seneschale.’; ‘Philip Augustus, by a famous ordinance in 1190, first established royal courts of justice, held by the officers called baitiffs, or seneschals, who acted as the king's lieutenants in his demains.’;

Stewardnoun

A flight attendant, (chiefly) a male flight attendant.

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Seneschalnoun

the chief steward or butler of a great household

Stewardnoun

A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management.

Seneschal

The word seneschal () can have several different meanings, all of which reflect certain types of supervising or administering in a historic context. Most commonly, a seneschal was a senior position filled by a court appointment within a royal, ducal, or noble household during the Middle Ages and early Modern period – historically a steward or majordomo of a medieval great house.

Stewardnoun

A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals.

Stewardnoun

A fiscal agent of certain bodies.

‘a steward in a Methodist church’;

Stewardnoun

In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.

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Stewardnoun

In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.

Stewardnoun

In information technology, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.

Stewardverb

To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)

Stewardnoun

A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like.

‘Worthy to be stewards of rent and land.’; ‘They came near to the steward of Joseph's house.’; ‘As good stewards of the manifold grace of God.’;

Stewardnoun

A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain's steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge.

Stewardnoun

A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church.

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Stewardnoun

In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.

Stewardnoun

In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.

Stewardverb

To manage as a steward.

Stewardnoun

someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else

Stewardnoun

the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

Stewardnoun

an attendant on an airplane

Stewardnoun

a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management

Stewardnoun

one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

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