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leet

 (lēt)
n.
A variety of spelling that uses numbers and symbols that approximate the shape of certain letters, using for example 1 and 5 for i and s, used primarily in texting and other typed electronic communication.

[From l33t, alteration and leet respelling (using 3 for E) of elite (in reference to the use of such spellings by those with elite, or privileged, access status on early computer bulletin boards ).]
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leet

(liːt)
n
1. (Historical Terms) Also called: court-leet a special kind of manorial court that some lords were entitled to hold
2. (Historical Terms) the jurisdiction of this court
[C15: from Anglo-French, of unknown origin]

leet

(liːt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Scot a list of candidates for an office
[C15: perhaps from Anglo-French litte, variant of list1]

leet

(liːt)
n
(Computer Science) short for leetspeak
adj
(Computer Science) impassioned about and highly skilled in the field of advanced computer programming
[C20: see leetspeak]
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leet

(lit)

n.
1. an English court held by the lords of certain manors.
2. the jurisdiction of this court.
[1400–50; late Middle English lete meeting (of law court) < Anglo-French lete and Anglo-Latin leta (both perhaps < Old English gelǣte meeting of roads; compare wætergelǣt watercourse)]
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The advent of Unicode and comprehensive fonts of Chinese characters has provided powerful tools to Chinese practitioners of "133t," the slick and constantly evolving Internet cipher.
Seasonal RBI POS PLAYER YEAR ADJ-RBI REAL-RBI RP ([dagger]) 1 Gehrig, Lou 1931 169 184 2 2 Gehrig, Lou 1927 168 175 4T 3T Davis, Tommy 1962 161 153 34T 3T Sosa, Sammy * 2001 161 160 21 5 Greenberg, Hank 1937 160 183 3 6 Torre, Joe 1971 159 137 115T 7T Aaron, Hank 1963 158 130 174T 7T Ruth, Babe 1927 158 164 17 9 Greenberg, Hank 1935 157 170 8T 10T Killebrew, Harmon 1969 156 140 97T 10T Medwick, Joe 1937 156 154 32T 10T Sosa, Sammy * 1998 156 158 26 13T Wilson, Hack 1930 155 191 1 17T Ruth, Babe" 1921 153 171 7 23T Gehrig, Lou 1930 151 174 6 33T Foxx, Jimmie 1938 148 175 4T 46T Foxx, Jimmie 1932 146 169 10 133T Klein, Chuck 1930 134 170 8T e.
The PCA-6003 uses the PLE 133T chipset from VIA Technologies and is capable of supporting the newest socket 370 CPUs in the market, such as Intel's Tualatin-based Pentium III and Celeron processor up to 1.26GHz.