Definitions

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  • n. Abbreviation of leetspeak.
  • adj. Of or relating to leetspeak.
  • adj. Possessing outstanding skill in a field; expert, masterful.
  • adj. Having superior social rank over others; upper class, elite.
  • adj. Awesome, typically to describe a feat of skill; cool, sweet.
  • n. A portion or list, especially a list of candidates for an office.
  • v. Simple past of let.
  • n. A regular court in which the certain lords had jurisdiction over local disputes, or the physical area of this jurisdiction.
  • n. The European pollock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • of let, to allow.
  • n. A portion; a list, esp. a list of candidates for an office.
  • n. A court-leet; the district within the jurisdiction of a court-leet; the day on which a court-leet is held.
  • n. The European pollock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal form of lite, little.
  • To let on; pretend; feign.
  • A dialectal form of light.
  • n. An ancient English court; originally, the assembly of the men of a township for administering the law of the community. See court-leet.
  • n. The district subject to the jurisdiction of a court-leet.
  • n. The day on which a court-leet was held; also, the right to hold such a court, which in later times could be granted to a baron.
  • n. One portion; a lot.
  • n. A list of candidates for any office.
  • n. See leat.
  • n. A dialectal form of light.

Etymologies

Compare Old English hlēte, *hlīete (“share, lot”), cognate with Old Norse hleyti ("share, portion"). (Wiktionary)
Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English lete ("meeting"), from Anglo-Norman lete and Medieval Latin leta, possibly from Old English gelǣte ("crossroads"). (Wiktionary)
An aphetic form of elite. (Wiktionary)

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  • Scots - a list of candidates for a job, contract, etc.

    December 26, 2007