petit serjeanty

[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /

noun Medieval English Law.

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.

Nearby words

  1. petit fours,
  2. petit jury,
  3. petit larceny,
  4. petit mal,
  5. petit point,
  6. petit treason,
  7. petit's lumbar triangle,
  8. petite,
  9. petite bourgeoise,
  10. petite bourgeoisie


Origin of petit serjeanty

Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1515–25

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