serjeanty

or ser·geant·y

[ sahr-juhn-tee ]
/ ˈsɑr dʒən ti /

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.

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Origin of serjeanty

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