Found 3 items, similar to liege.
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English → English
adj : owing or owed feudal allegiance and service; “one's liege
; “a liege subject”
n 1: a person holding a fief [syn: vassal
, liege subject
2: city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in
Belgium [syn: Luik
English → English
1. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount;
a sovereign. --Mrs. Browning.
The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans,
Liege of all loiterers and malcontents. --Shak.
2. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.
A liege lord seems to have been a lord of a free
band; and his lieges, though serving under him, were
privileged men, free from all other obligations,
their name being due to their freedom, not to their
(l[=e]j), a. [OE. lige, lege, F. lige, LL. ligius,
legius, liege, unlimited, complete, prob. of German origin;
cf. G. ledig free from bonds and obstacles, MHG. ledec,
ledic, lidic, freed, loosed, and Charta Ottonis de Benthem,
ann. 1253, ``ligius homo quod Teutonic[`e] dicitur
ledigman,'' i. e., uni soli homagio obligatus, free from all
obligations to others; influenced by L. ligare to bind. G.
ledig perh. orig. meant, free to go where one pleases, and is
perh. akin to E. lead to conduct. Cf. Lead
1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to
allegiance; as, a liege lord. --Chaucer.
She looked as grand as doomsday and as grave;
And he, he reverenced his liege lady there.
2. serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a
feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a
superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a
liege man; a liege subject.
3. (Old Law) Full; perfect; complete; pure. --Burrill.
(Feudal Custom), that homage of one sovereign
or prince to another which acknowledged an obligation of
fealty and services.
[L. legitima potestas] (Scots Law), perfect,
i. e., legal, power; specif., having health requisite to
do legal acts.
, perfect, i. e., pure, widowhood. [Obs.]