Grand sergeanty

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grand sergeanty a particular kind of tenure by which the tenant was bound to do some special honorary service to the king in person, as to carry his banner, his sword, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grand sergeanty a tenure of lands by special honorary service to the king
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sergent—L. serviens, -entis, pr.p. of servīre, to serve.