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Li·ège

 (lē-āzh′, lyĕzh)
A city of eastern Belgium near the Dutch and German borders. First mentioned in 558, it was a noted intellectual center in the Middle Ages. Liège was held by France from 1794 to 1815 and by the Netherlands from 1815 to 1830.

liege

 (lēj)
n.
1. A lord or sovereign to whom allegiance and service are due according to feudal law.
2. A vassal or subject owing allegiance and services to a lord or sovereign under feudal law.
3. A loyal subject to a monarch.
adj.
1.
a. Entitled to the loyalty and services of vassals or subjects: a liege lord.
b. Bound to give such allegiance and services to a lord or monarch.
2. Loyal; faithful.

[Middle English, from Old French, entitled to feudal allegiance, from Late Latin laeticus, being a semifree colonist in Gaul, from laetus, a semifree colonist, of Germanic origin; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

liege

(liːdʒ)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a lord) owed feudal allegiance (esp in the phrase liege lord)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a vassal or servant) owing feudal allegiance: a liege subject.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to the relationship or bond between liege lord and liegeman: liege homage.
4. faithful; loyal
n
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a liege lord
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a liegeman or true subject
[C13: from Old French lige, from Medieval Latin līticus, from lītus, laetus serf, of Germanic origin]

Liège

(lɪˈeɪʒ; French ljɛʒ)
n
1. (Placename) a province of E Belgium: formerly a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, much larger than the present-day province. Pop: 1 029 605 (2004 est). Area: 3877 sq km (1497 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in E Belgium, capital of Liège province: the largest French-speaking city in Belgium; river port and industrial centre. Pop: 185 488 (2004 est)
Flemish name: Luik

liege

(lidʒ, liʒ)

n.
1. a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service.
2. a feudal vassal or subject.
adj.
3. entitled to or owing feudal allegiance and service.
4. pertaining to the relation between a feudal vassal and lord.
5. loyal; faithful.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French li(e)ge « Germanic *lēt- vassal + Latin -icus -ic]

Li•ège

(liˈeɪʒ, -ˈɛʒ)

n.
1. a province in E Belgium. 1,019,226; 1521 sq. mi. (3940 sq. km). Cap.: Liège.
2. the capital of this province, on the Meuse River. 200,312.
Flemish, Luik.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liege - a person holding a fiefliege - a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
2.liege - a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
feudal lord, seigneur, seignior - a man of rank in the ancient regime
3.Liege - city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Adj.1.liege - owing or owed feudal allegiance and service; "one's liege lord"; "a liege subject"
loyal - steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"

liege

noun feudal lord, master, superior, sovereign, chieftain, overlord, seigneur, suzerain Poachers made truces with their liege lords.

liege

adjective
Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty:
Translations

liege

[liːdʒ]
A. N (= lord) → señor m feudal; (= vassal) → vasallo m
yes, my liegesí, (mi) señor
B. CPD liege lord Nseñor m feudal

Liège

[lɪˈeɪʒ] NLieja f

liege

n (old)
(also liege lord)Lehnsherr m; my liegeEuer Gnaden
(also liege man)Lehnsmann m, → Vasall m