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sergeanty

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noun ser·geanty \ˈsär-jən-tē\

Definition of sergeanty

plural sergeanties

  1. :  any of numerous feudal services of a personal nature by which an estate is held of the king or other lord distinct from military tenure and from socage tenure



Origin of sergeanty

Middle English sergeantie, from Anglo-French sergantie, sergeantie, from sergant sergeant


First Known Use: 15th century


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