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 service; allegiance. [Written also {ligeancy} and {liegance}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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