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livery

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[ liv-uh-ree, liv-ree ]
/ ˈlɪv ə ri, ˈlɪv ri /
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noun, plural liv·er·ies.
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Origin of livery

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English livere, from Anglo-French, equivalent to Old French livree “allowance (of food, clothing, etc.),” noun use of feminine past participle of livrer “to give over,” from Latin līberāre; see liberate

Other definitions for livery (2 of 2)

livery2
[ liv-uh-ree ]
/ ˈlɪv ə ri /

adjective

Origin of livery

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First recorded in 1770–80; liver1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for livery (1 of 2)

livery1
/ (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 (2 of 2)

livery2
/ (ˈlɪvərɪ) /

adjective
of or resembling liver
another word for liverish
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