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petit serjeanty

noun Medieval English Law.
  1. serjeanty in which the tenant renders services of an impersonal nature to the king, as providing him annually with an implement of war, as a lance or bow.
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Origin of petit serjeanty

Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1515–25
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