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liege

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adjective \ˈlēj\

Definition of liege

  1. 1a :  having the right to feudal allegiance (see allegiance 1a) or service his liege lordb :  obligated to render feudal allegiance and service

  2. 2 :  faithful, loyal

Origin and Etymology of liege

Middle English, from Anglo-French lige, from Late Latin laeticus, from laetus serf, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Frisian let serf


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liege

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Definition of liege

  1. 1a :  a vassal bound to feudal service and allegiance (see allegiance 1a)b :  a loyal subject

  2. 2 :  a feudal superior to whom allegiance and service are due

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Origin and Etymology of liege

see 1liege


Liège

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geographical name Li·ège \lē-ˈezh, -ˈāzh\
variants: or Flemish

Luik

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Definition of Liège

  1. 1 province of eastern Belgium in Wallonia area 1497 square miles (3877 square kilometers), population 1,092,000

  2. 2 city and capital of the province of Liège located at the point where the Ourthe River flows into the Meuse River population 196,000


LIEGE Defined for English Language Learners

liege

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Definition of liege for English Language Learners

  • : a lord in the time of the Middle Ages


LIEGE Defined for Kids

liege

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noun \ˈlēj\

Definition of liege for Students

  1. :  a lord in the time of the Middle Ages



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