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serjeanty

or sergeanty

[sahr-juh n-tee] /ˈsɑr dʒən ti/
noun, Medieval English Law.
1.
a form of land tenure in which a tenant holding of the king rendered him exclusive services in a status below that of a knight.
Origin of serjeanty
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English sergeantie, serjantie < Old French serjantie. See sergeant, -y3
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