serjeanty

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Related to Serjeanty tenure: Grand serjeanty, petty serjeanty

serjeanty

or

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