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[leej-muh n, leezh-] /ˈlidʒ mən, ˈliʒ-/
noun, plural liegemen.
a vassal; subject.
a faithful follower.
Origin of liegeman
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at liege, man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Guthrun is now his liegeman, and Guthred will also call Alfred overlord.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • The king was an officer of that realm and a liegeman of God.

    Signs of Change William Morris
  • But the title of liegeman I will not have, for I well know how things will go.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • There he lived peacefully, and did homage to the king and became his liegeman and burgess.

  • It is known to your Majesty that my son is your liegeman, and, if it please you, your kinsman also.

    A Letter Book George Saintsbury
  • Every liegeman in the town must arm, mount, and ride this instant to Edinburgh.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • I her liegeman, fain will listen while her loyal woman tells her will.

    Tristan and Isolda Richard Wagner
  • The alcalde, a liegeman of the Brull dynasty, was in a quandary.

    The Torrent Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • The king heard it well and feared him for his liegeman's life.

  • She went to meet him to the door and greeted full kindly Etzel's liegeman.

British Dictionary definitions for liegeman


noun (pl) -men
(formerly) the subject of a sovereign or feudal lord; vassal
a loyal follower
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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