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leet

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noun British Obsolete.
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.
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Origin of leet

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1400–50; late Middle English lete meeting (of law court) <Anglo-French lete and Anglo-Latin leta (both perhaps <Old English gelǣte meeting of roads; compare wætergelǣt watercourse)

Other definitions for leet (2 of 2)

leet2
[ leet ]
/ lit /

noun
Digital Technology. leetspeak.
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British Dictionary definitions for leet (1 of 3)

leet1
/ (liːt) /

noun English history
Also called: court-leet a special kind of manorial court that some lords were entitled to hold
the jurisdiction of this court

Word Origin for leet

C15: from Anglo-French, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for leet (2 of 3)

leet2
/ (liːt) /

noun
Scot a list of candidates for an office

Word Origin for leet

C15: perhaps from Anglo-French litte, variant of list 1

British Dictionary definitions for leet (3 of 3)

leet3
/ (liːt) /

noun
short for leetspeak
adjective
impassioned about and highly skilled in the field of advanced computer programming

Word Origin for leet

C20: see leetspeak
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