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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 ).]

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]

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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Warwick is one of only 24 surviving Court Leets in the country and we are hoping to be joined at the festival by Ale Tasters from the other Court Leets in the locality namely Alcester, Henley-in-Arden and Bromsgrove to perform our ale tasting ceremony.
Among his court entourage are 12 court leets who assist him in the responsibilities that come with the title, but he is currently without a "portreeve" - a chief executive of the estate.
The Gathering will also feature medieval trading-court re-enactments by the Wareham Court Leets, a vintage-bus park-and-ride service on the Saturday and the premiere of a new tune by Dougie Pincock, commissioned for Morpeth Highland Pipe Band.