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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  • sergeanty — /sahr jeuhn tee/, n. Medieval Eng. Law. serjeanty. * * * ▪ feudal law from Latin  serviens,  also spelled  sergeantry,  serjeanty , or  serjeantry        in European feudal society, a form of land tenure granted in return for the performance of a …   Universalium

  • sergeanty — noun (plural geanties) Etymology: Middle English sergeantie, from Anglo French sergantie, sergeantie, from sergant sergeant Date: 15th century any of numerous feudal services of a personal nature by which an estate is held of the king or other… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sergeanty — 1) A tenure in the Middle Ages; a freehold in return for which the tenant renders specified services or their monetary equivalent. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 257) 2) A form of feudal tenure on condition of rendering some… …   Medieval glossary

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  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grand sergeanty — noun or grand serjeanty Etymology: Middle English graunte sergeaunte, literally, large sergeanty, from Anglo French grand serjeanty : sergeanty requiring some special personal service to the king (as the carrying of his banner or his sword at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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

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