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- n. Alternative form of sergeanty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See sergeanty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sergeanty.
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"sergeantry" and one or two other quaint archaisms.
Walter Aungevin held land in Auri and Hole (near South Molton) under Edward III, 'by sergeantry that whensoever our lord the King should hunt in the forest of Exmoor, he should find for him two barbed arrows.'
In the reign of Edward I, Lord Martin held it 'by sergeantry to find a man with
Notwithstanding all drill and sergeantry, the German Army remains a collection of human beings -- and human beings more learned, if not better educated, than our own race!
A sergeantry, called woodward of the Lee Baile, was then held by John Throckmorton, Esq.
If the tenant was in an office about the king's person, this gave rise to sergeantry; the persons who cultivated his lands may be considered as holding by socage.
Free-born Israelites are enslaved, and the land which they had long held by a much more honourable tenure than grand sergeantry itself, even by immediate grant from the crown of heaven to them as a peculiar people above all people on the earth, they now held by as base a tenure as villenage itself, by, from, and under, the kings of Persia, whose vassals they were.
Earl of the shire or county denoted the king's thane, or tenant by grand sergeantry or knight's service, in chief or in capite; his possessions were sometimes the whole territory from whence he had his denomination, that is, the whole county; sometimes more than one county, and sometimes less, the remaining part being in the crown.