sergeanty

[sahr-juh n-tee]

serjeanty

or ser·geant·y

[sahr-juh n-tee]
noun Medieval English Law.
  1. a form of land tenure in which a tenant holding of the king rendered him exclusive services in a status below that of a knight.

Origin of serjeanty

1300–50; Middle English sergeantie, serjantie < Old French serjantie. See sergeant, -y3
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