leet

1
[ leet ]
/ lit /

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.

Origin of leet

1
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)

Definition for leet (2 of 3)

leet2
[ leet ]
/ lit /

noun

Digital Technology. leetspeak.

Definition for leet (3 of 3)

leetspeak
[ leet-speek ]
/ ˈlitˌspik /

noun Digital Technology.

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

1980–85; leet (shortening and alteration of elite) + -speak
Also called leet, l33t, 1337.
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British Dictionary definitions for leet (1 of 4)

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 4)

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 4)

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

British Dictionary definitions for leet (4 of 4)

leetspeak
/ (ˈliːtˌspiːk) /

noun

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 for leetspeak

C20: from elite + -speak
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