Definition of Sergeanty

1. n. Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only.



Definition of Sergeanty

1. [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sergeanty

sergeant fish
sergeant major
sergeant major loach
sergeantcies
sergeantcy
sergeanties
sergeantries
sergeantry
sergeants
sergeants-at-arms
sergeants-major
sergeants major
sergeantship
sergeantships
sergeanty (current term)
sergeaunt
serged
sergeevite
serger
sergers
serges
serging
sergings
serglycin
serial
serial bond
serial bonds
serial comma
serial commas

Literary usage of Sergeanty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tenures of Kent by Charles Isaac Elton (1867)
"Petty sergeanty at first a Military Tenure.—Afterward held to be Socage. ... sergeanty was another of the military tenures superior to socage. ..."

2. The Dictionary of English History edited by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1896)
"There were two sorts of sergeanty—(1) grand ... but esteemed more honourable, and not, so far as the form goes, abolished in 1660 ; and (2) petit sergeanty, ..."

3. A Constitutional History of the House of Lords by Luke Owen Pike (1894)
"There is no proof that Grand sergeanty was in men"1",; equal honour in the time of Edward I, and still less that it instance. gave the sole claim to the ..."

4. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1914)
"Among these incidents were aids, relief, wardship, marriage and fines, all of which have been defined heretofore.38 42. Grand sergeanty. ..."

5. The Glory of Regality: An Historical Treatise of the Anointing and Crowning by Arthur Taylor (1820)
"COURT OF CLAIMS TENANTS OF THE CROWN BY GRAND sergeanty PERFORMING SERVICES. § 1. Of the Prelate who should crown the King, and of the Place where the ..."

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