[ 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.
Compare grand serjeanty.
Origin of petit serjeanty
Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1515–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019