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petit serjeanty

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun, Medieval English Law.
serjeanty in which the tenant renders services of an impersonal nature to the king, as providing him annually with an implement of war, as a lance or bow.
Compare grand serjeanty.
Origin of petit serjeanty
Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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