- a special annual or semiannual court in which the lords of certain manors had jurisdiction over local disputes.
- the area over which this jurisdiction extended, including the manor itself and, sometimes, nearby counties or shires.
Origin of leet1
- Digital Technology. leetspeak.
- a coded spelling system and language used in very informal communications on the Internet, featuring letters combined with numbers or special characters in place of letters that they may resemble, and including inventive misspellings, jargon, and slang.
- the spelling conventions and jargon of this system and language.
Origin of leetspeak
Examples from the Web for leet
“We have to be cognizant of the fact that we all could have conflict minerals in our products,” said Leet.Will You Choose a Conflict-Free Microprocessor?
May 29, 2014
But when I leet of a man, I's rather have him nor a hundred sec gentlemen as you!A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
On the train I fell in with Mr. Leet, who was on his way to his place of business.
Then I confided to Mr. Leet the object of my mission down-town.
"Then he is just the one to fix that City Hall matter for you," said Mr. Leet.
It was a question which has never been entirely solved in Church Leet to this day.Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
- Also called: court-leet a special kind of manorial court that some lords were entitled to hold
- the jurisdiction of this court
- Scot a list of candidates for an office
- short for leetspeak
- impassioned about and highly skilled in the field of advanced computer programming
- a jargon used by some internet groups, in which standard English is translated into a mixture of letters, numerals, and symbols found on a computer keyboardAlso called: 1337
Word Origin and History for leet
by 1997, ASCII alternative alphabet used mostly in Internet chat, derived from elite, and sometimes the word is used in that sense (e.g. in online gaming).
in reference to special court proceedings, late 13c., from Anglo-French lete, Anglo-Latin leta, of unknown origin; OED suggests possible connection to let (v.).