Usage: British variant of sergeanty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Serjeanty — Tenure by serjeanty was a form of land holding in Medieval England (and is also used of similar forms in Continental Europe) under the feudal system, intermediate between tenure by knight service and tenure in socage.Origins and developmentIt… …   Wikipedia

  • serjeanty — /sarjantiy/ A species of tenure by knight service, which was due to the king only, and was distinguished into grand and petit serjeanty. The tenant holding by grand serjeanty was bound, instead of attending the king generally in his wars, to do… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Serjeanty — Term (analogous with thegnage) used for the tenure held by a sergeant in return for which he served his lord by carrying his banner, making bows and arrows, and other such tasks. Other services could be as various as growing herbs, tending hounds …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • serjeanty — /sahr jeuhn tee/, n. Medieval Eng. 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. Also, sergeanty. Cf. grand serjeanty, petit serjeanty. [1300 50; ME sergeantie …   Universalium

  • serjeanty — Sergeanty Ser geant*y, n. [Cf. OF. sergentie, LL. sergentia. See {Sergeant}.] (Eng. Law) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only. [Written also {serjeanty}.] [1913 Webster] {Grand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serjeanty — noun A form of land ownership under the feudal system, where a family held an estate in exchange for rendering a service to their liege lord. The manor of Scrivelsby in England has, since the Middle Ages, been held by the Marmion family in grand… …   Wiktionary

  • serjeanty — See grand serjeanty; petit sergeanty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • serjeanty — noun (plural serjeanties) historical a form of feudal tenure conditional on rendering some personal service to the monarch …   English new terms dictionary

  • serjeanty — ser·jeanty …   English syllables

  • serjeanty — noun see sergeanty …   Useful english dictionary

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