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  • n. Plural form of leud.

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Examples

  • The government of Charles Martel's "leudes" was hard to bear for populations accustomed for some time past to have their own way, and for their local chieftains thus stripped of their influence.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • Lyons, Vienne, and Valence, without any stoppage up to the Durance, and charged chosen "leudes" to govern these provinces with a view especially to the repression of attempts at independence at home and incursions on the part of the Arabs abroad.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • Germany, had prepared for the question, answered that "it was better to give the title of king to him who exercised the sovereign power;" and next year, in March, 752, in the presence and with the assent of the general assembly of "leudes" and bishops gathered together at Soissons,

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • Thus we meet, at this time, with mayors of the palace of very different political origin and intention, some appointed by the kings to support royalty against the "leudes," others chosen by the

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • The Pope, whom St. Boniface, the great missionary of Germany, had prepared for the question, answered that "it was better to give the title of king to him who exercised the sovereign power"; and next year, in March, 752, in the presence and with the assent of the general assembly of "leudes" and bishops gathered together at Soissons, Pépin was proclaimed king of the Franks, and received from the hand of St. Boniface the sacred anointment.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 04

  • "leudes," who plunged their kings into civil or foreign wars.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • Thereupon Clovis presented armlets and baldrics of spurious gold to the leudes of Ragnachar in order that they might call him in against their lord; the supposed gold was only copper, cunningly gilded.

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  • The authority belonged, at one and the same time, to assemblies of free men, to landholders over the dwellers on their domains, and to the king over the leudes and their following.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 04

  • King Dagobert was not thus under the yoke of his "leudes."

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • He came thither accompanied by the officers who were to form his council of guardians, men chosen by Charlemagne, with care, amongst the Frankish 'leudes,' distinguished not only for bravery and firmness, but also for adroitness, and such as they should be to be neither deceived nor seared by the cunning, fickle, and turbulent populations with whom they would have to deal. "

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

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