[ leej, leezh ]
/ lidʒ, liʒ /
a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service.
a feudal vassal or subject.
owing primary allegiance and service to a feudal lord.
pertaining to the relation between a feudal vassal and lord.
loyal; faithful: the liege adherents of a cause.
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Definition for liege (2 of 2)
[ lee-eyzh; French lyezh ]
/ liˈeɪʒ; French lyɛʒ /
a city in E Belgium, on the Meuse River: one of the first cities attacked in World War I.
a province in E Belgium. 1,521 sq. mi. (3,940 sq. km). Capital: Liège.
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British Dictionary definitions for liege (1 of 2)
/ (liːdʒ) /
(of a lord) owed feudal allegiance (esp in the phrase liege lord)
(of a vassal or servant) owing feudal allegiancea liege subject
of or relating to the relationship or bond between liege lord and liegemanliege homage
a liege lord
a liegeman or true subject
Word Origin for liege
C13: from Old French lige, from Medieval Latin līticus, from lītus, laetus serf, of Germanic origin
British Dictionary definitions for liege (2 of 2)
/ (lɪˈeɪʒ, French ljɛʒ) /
a province of E Belgium: formerly a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, much larger than the present-day province. Pop: 1 029 605 (2004 est). Area: 3877 sq km (1497 sq miles)
a city in E Belgium, capital of Liège province: the largest French-speaking city in Belgium; river port and industrial centre. Pop: 185 488 (2004 est)
Flemish name: Luik
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