sergeanty

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

Definition of sergeanty

: 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

First Known Use of sergeanty

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sergeanty

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

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“Sergeanty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sergeanty. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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