petit sergeanty

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

Definition of petit sergeanty

1 : the rendering of an implement of war (as a bow, sword, lance) annually to the king in accordance with English feudal law
2 : the right to or the duty of petit sergeanty

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History and Etymology for petit sergeanty

Anglo-French petit serjeanty, literally, small sergeanty

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“Petit sergeanty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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