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n.1.(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.
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26) Here the king's ligeance did not mean property but jurisdiction.
158) But he also qualifies the statement, noting "all children, born out of the king's ligeance, whose fathers were natural-born subjects, are now natural born subjects themselves, to all intents and purposes.
6) Persons born within the dominion of the sovereign and under the protection and ligeance of the sovereign were subjects of the sovereign and citizens of England; this included persons born to "aliens in amity" who owed temporary allegiance to the sovereign while in his territory.
2003) ("That ligeance, or obedience of the subject to
to the King his true and faithful ligeance and obedience, so the
In Calvin's case, other parts of which Otis cited in the Rights, Coke argued "that ligeance or obedience of the subject to the Sovereign is due by the law of nature.