Unjust customary sexual rights

Other Names:
Hereditary droit du seigneur
Feudal sexual privilege

The droit du seigneur is a legal or customary right of a feudal lord to have a sexual relations with a vassals bride on her wedding night, whatever the view of the bride or the groom.


Such practices tend to emerge in groups and bands, such as gangs or groups of bandits, lead by a charismatic figure who arrogates to himself rights such as those of a feudal lord.

Broader Problems:
Arrogation of rights
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST