Definition of Livery

1. Noun. Uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs.

Generic synonyms: Uniform

2. Adjective. Suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress.
Exact synonyms: Bilious, Liverish
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Biliousness, Liver

3. Noun. The voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another.
Exact synonyms: Delivery, Legal Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Surrender, Bailment
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Conveyance Of Title, Conveyancing, Conveying
Derivative terms: Deliver

4. Noun. The care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay.
Generic synonyms: Aid, Attention, Care, Tending

Definition of Livery

1. n. The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements.

2. v. t. To clothe in, or as in, livery.

Definition of Livery

1. Noun. Any distinctive identifying uniform worn by a group, such as the uniform worn by chauffeurs and male servants. ¹

2. Noun. The paint scheme of a vehicle or fleet of vehicles. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A taxicab or limousine. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) The delivery of property from one owner to the next. ¹

5. Noun. (historical) The rental of horses or carriages; the rental of canoes; the care and/or boarding of horses for money. ¹

6. Noun. (historical) A stable that keeps horses or carridges for rental. ¹

7. Verb. (archaic) To clothe in. ¹

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Definition of Livery

1. a uniform worn by servants [n -ERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Livery

livery (current term)
livery companies
livery company
livery driver
livery stable
lives down
lives up

Literary usage of Livery

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1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"MERCHANT TAYLORS « and 7). Hall. 30 Thread- needle Street. EC2. livery. 345.—Clerk. ... livery. 356.—Clerk, RJD Smith, 9 Lincoln's Inn Fields. ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"This entry by the tenant himself serves the purpose of notoriety, as well as livery of seisin from the grantor could have done; which it would have been ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"What shall be said good words of limitation in grants, <fco. and the several sorts of them, 334. Ъ 235. a. livery out of the hands of the King. ..."

4. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Charles Viner by Charles Viner (1794)
"In what cafes lèverai parcels will pafs by one livery, How and to whom to be made, and when it is good. 56® What {hail be faid an execution of the livery. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"But in Kentucky, we understand, the livery of seisin is unheard of. Freeholds are acquired by patent, or by deed, or by descent, without any further ..."

6. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"Until such livery had taken place there was no gift; there was nothing but an imperfect attempt to give. We may for purposes of analysis distinguish, ..."

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