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liegeman

[leej-muh n, leezh-]
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noun, plural liege·men.
  1. a vassal; subject.
  2. a faithful follower.
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Origin of liegeman

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at liege, man1
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Examples from the Web for liegeman

Historical Examples

  • Guthrun is now his liegeman, and Guthred will also call Alfred overlord.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer

    Herbert Escott-Inman

  • The king was an officer of that realm and a liegeman of God.

    Signs of Change

    William Morris

  • But the title of liegeman I will not have, for I well know how things will go.

    The Story of Norway

    Hjalmar H. Boyesen

  • There he lived peacefully, and did homage to the king and became his liegeman and burgess.

  • It is known to your Majesty that my son is your liegeman, and, if it please you, your kinsman also.

    A Letter Book

    George Saintsbury


British Dictionary definitions for liegeman

liegeman

noun plural -men
  1. (formerly) the subject of a sovereign or feudal lord; vassal
  2. a loyal follower
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