Serjeant
Serjeant Ser"jeant, Serjeantcy Ser"jeant*cy, etc. See {Sergeant}, {Sergeantcy}, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Serjeant-at-arms}. See {Sergeant-at-arms}, under {Sergeant}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Serjeant — may be:*The holder of a serjeanty, a type of feudal land holding in England *A generally obsolete spelling of Sergeant, although still used in some English regiments, and for Serjeants at Arms *Serjeant at law, an obsolete class of barrister in… …   Wikipedia

  • serjeant — [sär′jənt] n. alt. Brit. sp. of SERGEANT …   English World dictionary

  • serjeant — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serjeant — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serjeant — British for sergeant. The title of the highest rank attainable in England in the profession of the common law. See ancient serjeant; common serjeant; King s premier serjeant; premier serjeant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • serjeant — sergeant, serjeant The normal spelling in the context of the police and the army is sergeant; serjeant is usually restricted to the titles of certain ceremonial offices, such as the serjeant at arms with reference to the British parliamentary or… …   Modern English usage

  • serjeant — n. 1 (in full serjeant at law, pl. serjeants at law) hist. a barrister of the highest rank. 2 Brit. (in official lists) a sergeant in the Army. Phrases and idioms: Common Serjeant Brit. a circuit judge of the Central Criminal Court with duties in …   Useful english dictionary

  • serjeant — Usage: British variant of sergeant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • serjeant — /sahr jeuhnt/, n. Chiefly Brit. sergeant. * * * …   Universalium

  • Serjeant — This interesting surname is of early medieval English and Old French origin, and is an occupational name for a servant. The name derives from the Middle English, Old French sergent , servant, from the Latin serviens , present participle of… …   Surnames reference

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