liege lord


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Noun1.liege lord - a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
feudal lord, seigneur, seignior - a man of rank in the ancient regime
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Mistress Affery thought that on reaching the hall, she saw the door of her liege lord's office standing open, and the room empty.
One only, Wiglaf was his name, would not forsake his liege lord. Seizing his shield and drawing his sword, he cried, "Come, let us go to him, let us help our chieftain, although the grim terror of fire be hot."
O noble Marquis of Mantua, My Uncle and liege lord!
For six weeks did the robber sheik hold the trade route of the earth, while our liege lord, the West Wind, slept profoundly like a tired Titan, or else remained lost in a mood of idle sadness known only to frank natures.
"Your pardon, my liege lord!" cried he; "But I must denounce these fellows as outlaws.