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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)

Definition for leet (2 of 2)

leet2
[ leet ]
/ lit /

noun

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

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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
C15: from Anglo-French, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for leet (2 of 3)

leet2
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noun

Scot a list of candidates for an office
C15: perhaps from Anglo-French litte, variant of list 1

British Dictionary definitions for leet (3 of 3)

leet3
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noun

short for leetspeak

adjective

impassioned about and highly skilled in the field of advanced computer programming
C20: see leetspeak
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