petit sergeanty

noun pet·it sergeanty \ˈpet|ē, ˈpet|, |i-\

Definition of petit sergeanty

  1. 1 :  the rendering of an implement of war (as a bow, sword, lance) annually to the king in accordance with English feudal law

  2. 2 :  the right to or the duty of petit sergeanty

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Origin and Etymology of petit sergeanty

Anglo-French petit serjeanty, literally, small sergeanty

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