Ligeance
Ligeance Li"geance (l[=e]"jans), n. [OF. ligeance, ligance. See {Liege}.] (O. Eng. Law) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful service; allegiance. [Written also {ligeancy} and {liegance}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • ligeance — Ligeance. s. f. Redevance de devoir lige. Faire ligeance …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ligeance — ˈlījən(t)s, ˈlēj noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English legeaunce, from Middle French ligeance, from lige liege + ance more at liege 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • ligeance — /luy jeuhns, lee /, n. 1. Chiefly Law. the territory subject to a sovereign or liege lord. 2. Archaic. allegiance. [1350 1400; ME < MF; see LIEGE, ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligeance — n. territory ruled by a sovereign or liege lord; loyalty (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ligeance — li·geance …   English syllables

  • ligeance — /liyjan(t)s/ Allegiance; the faithful obedience of a subject to his sovereign, of a citizen to his government. Also, derivatively, the territory of a state or sovereignty …   Black's law dictionary

  • ligeance — /liyjan(t)s/ Allegiance; the faithful obedience of a subject to his sovereign, of a citizen to his government. Also, derivatively, the territory of a state or sovereignty …   Black's law dictionary

  • ligeance — Allegiance. See ligealty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • liegance — Ligeance Li geance (l[=e] jans), n. [OF. ligeance, ligance. See {Liege}.] (O. Eng. Law) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ligeancy — Ligeance Li geance (l[=e] jans), n. [OF. ligeance, ligance. See {Liege}.] (O. Eng. Law) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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