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serjeanty (plural serjeanties)
- (UK) 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 serjeanty, in exchange for their service as King's or Queen's Champion.
- Pollock, Frederick, The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I