serjeanty

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From Middle English sergeauntie, serjaunte, from Old French serjantie, sergantie and Medieval Latin serjantia, sergantia. Compare sergeancy.

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serjeanty (countable and uncountable, plural serjeanties)

  1. (Britain, historical) 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.

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