serjeanty


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serjeanty

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sergeanty

n
(Historical Terms) a type of feudal tenure accompanied by an obligation to serve the king in a specified personal capacity

serjeanty, sergeanty

(in medieval England) a form of land tenure in which a tenant holding land from the king owed services only to him.
See also: Property and Ownership
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Tenure by serjeanty was a complex class of obligations usually requiring that a person render personal services for the grantor.
5) Military tenures of knight service and grand serjeanty were retained.
Sir Robert Dormer held the manor of Ilmere in serjeanty as Master of the Hawks and Lord Grey of Wilton held the manor of Acton by serjeanty, keeping one gyrfalcon for the king.