Definition of Liveries
1. Noun. (plural of livery) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of livery) ¹
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Definition of Liveries
1. livery [n] - See also: livery
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Literary usage of Liveries
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1. The Charters of the Duchy of Lancasterby Lancaster, Eng. (Duchy), Lancaster (England : Duchy)., William Hardy, Great Britain by Lancaster, Eng. (Duchy), Lancaster (England : Duchy)., William Hardy, Great Britain (1845)
"Office of the Master of the liveries united to the said court, which shall be called the Court of Wards and liveries.—SEC. II. Surveyor of the liveries the ..."
2. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"commonly worn for noblemen's liveries. ... earl of Lancaster in the reign of Edward II. gave at Christmas in liveries, to such as served him, a hundred and ..."
3. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"An Act against Unlawful Retainers and liveries (150}. 19 Henry VII. c. 14. 2 SR 658.) THE king our sovereign lord calleth to his remembrance that where ..."
4. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... an artificial process of adoption, which feudalism consisted of the giving of their liveries by the baronial house- by an artifi- t , « ir ciai process, ..."
5. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"Anciently liveries were often signs of factions, and, when they were discontinued in ... Later the use of liveries was confined to servitors and dependants ..."
6. A History of Crime in England: Illustrating the Changes of the Laws in the by Luke Owen Pike (1876)
"All their inferiors in their neighbourhood were their retainers, to whom they gave liveries and tokens, or who, in other words, wore their uniform and ..."
7. History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1899)
"A practice much allied to confederacies of maintenance, though ostensibly more harmless, was that of giving liveries to all retainers of a noble family ..."