n.1.A resident ambassador.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
And thou, my child, whilom thou wentest forth, Eluding the Cadmeians' vigilance, To bring thy father all the oracles Concerning Oedipus, and didst make thyself My faithful lieger, when they banished me.
(36.) Ohnishi Y, Lieger O, Attygalla M, Iizuka T, Kakudo K.
There is the same prodigality when the text calls for supernumeraries: the Quarto stage directions, which are probably authorial, have a striking numerical precision as they specify, among others, four captains, six lieger ambassadors, two physicians, and three attendant ladies.
(99) `der einungsmaister von underalbffen [seye] ein lant lieger, ein scholm und mainaitiger man .