livery

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[ liv-uh-ree, liv-ree ]
/ ˈlɪv ə ri, ˈlɪv ri /

noun, plural liv·er·ies.

Origin of livery

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1250–1300; Middle English livere < Anglo-French, equivalent to Old French livree allowance (of food, clothing, etc.), noun use of feminine past participle of livrer to give over < Latin līberāre; see liberate
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British Dictionary definitions for livery company (1 of 3)

livery company

noun

British one of the chartered companies of the City of London originating from the craft guilds

British Dictionary definitions for livery company (2 of 3)

livery

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/ (ˈlɪvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries


Word Origin for livery

C14: via Anglo-French from Old French livrée allocation, from livrer to hand over, from Latin līberāre to set free

British Dictionary definitions for livery company (3 of 3)

livery

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/ (ˈlɪvərɪ) /

adjective

of or resembling liver
another word for liverish

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