ser·​geanty ˈsär-jən-tē How to pronounce sergeanty (audio)
plural sergeanties
: 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

Word History


Middle English sergeaunte, sergancie, serjantie, borrowed from Anglo-French serjantie, serjauntie, from sergaunt sergeant + -ie -y entry 2

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sergeanty was in the 15th century

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“Sergeanty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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