Petit sergeanty
Sergeanty Ser"geant*y, n. [Cf. OF. sergentie, LL. sergentia. See {Sergeant}.] (Eng. Law) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only. [Written also {serjeanty}.] [1913 Webster]

{Grand sergeanty}, a particular kind of tenure by which the tenant was bound to do some special honorary service to the king in person, as to carry his banner, his sword, or the like. --Tomlins. --Cowell. --Blackstone.

{Petit sergeanty}. See under {Petit}. [1913 Webster]


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  • petit sergeanty — ˈped.]ē, ˈpet], ]i noun Etymology: Anglo French petit serjeanty, literally, small 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • petit sergeanty — Holding lands of the king by the service of rendering to him annually some small implement of war, as a bow, a sword, a lance, an arrow, or the like, with no personal service. See 2 Bl Comm 82 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Sergeanty — Ser geant*y, n. [Cf. OF. sergentie, LL. sergentia. See {Sergeant}.] (Eng. Law) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only. [Written also {serjeanty}.] [1913 Webster] {Grand sergeanty}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petit — /petiy/patiy(t)/ Small; minor; inconsiderable. Used in several compounds, and sometimes written petty. As to petit jury petit larceny petit sergeanty petit treason, see those titles …   Black's law dictionary

  • Grand sergeanty — Sergeanty Ser geant*y, n. [Cf. OF. sergentie, LL. sergentia. See {Sergeant}.] (Eng. Law) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only. [Written also {serjeanty}.] [1913 Webster] {Grand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petty sergeanty — noun Etymology: by alteration (influenced by petty) (I) : petit sergeanty …   Useful english dictionary

  • serjeanty — Sergeanty Ser geant*y, n. [Cf. OF. sergentie, LL. sergentia. See {Sergeant}.] (Eng. Law) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only. [Written also {serjeanty}.] [1913 Webster] {Grand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parva serjeantia — Same as petit sergeanty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parvum servitium regis — Small service of the king; petit sergeanty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • serjeanty — See grand serjeanty; petit sergeanty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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