sergeanty

[sahr-juh n-tee]

noun Medieval English Law.


Nearby words

  1. sergeant at law,
  2. sergeant baker,
  3. sergeant first class,
  4. sergeant major,
  5. sergeantfish,
  6. sergipe,
  7. sergius,
  8. sergius i,
  9. sergius ii,
  10. sergius iii

serjeanty

or ser·geant·y

[sahr-juh n-tee]

noun Medieval English Law.

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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