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 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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  • 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

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  • grand serjeanty — noun see grand sergeanty * * * Medieval Eng. Law. serjeanty in which the tenant rendered services of a personal, honorary nature to the king, as carrying his sword or banner. Cf. petit serjeanty. [ME graunte sergaunte < AF] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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