liegeman


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liege·man

 (lēj′mən)
n.
1. A feudal vassal or subject.
2. A loyal supporter, follower, or subject.
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liegeman

(ˈliːdʒˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) the subject of a sovereign or feudal lord; vassal
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a loyal follower
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liege•man

(ˈlidʒ mən, ˈliʒ-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a vassal; subject.
2. a faithful follower.
[1300–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liegeman - a person holding a fiefliegeman - 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
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Translations

liegeman

[ˈliːdʒmæn] N (liegemen (pl)) → vasallo m
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References in classic literature ?
"I come," he shouted in a hoarse, thick voice, with a strong Breton accent, "as squire and herald from my master, who is a very valiant pursuivant-of-arms, and a liegeman to the great and powerful monarch, Charles, king of the French.
he has served his master this day even as I would wish liegeman of mine to serve me." So saying, the prince turned his back upon the King of Spain, and springing upon his horse, rode slowly homewards to the Abbey of Saint Andrew's.
If Servius overcome, I am Liegeman to Servius, and if Tarquin subdue, I am for vive Tarquinius.
This pastime Hereafter shall deliver to posterity My sovereign, as his liegeman; on my mistress (Ford, The Broken Heart, 5.2.118-20, 124, 131, 133, 137) When we encounter clusters of such lines, we can make an almost certain guess that their author was Ford.