Word:

Liege

Pronunciation: lēj
a.1.Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.
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.
Liege homage
(Feudal Custom) that homage of one sovereign or prince to another which acknowledged an obligation of fealty and services.
Liege poustie
(Scots Law) perfect, i. e., legal, power; specif., having health requisite to do legal acts.
Liege widowhood
perfect, i. e., pure, widowhood.
n.1.A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign.
2.The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.
Noun1.liege - a person holding a fief
2.Liege - city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium
Synonyms: Luik
Adj.1.liege - owing or owed feudal allegiance and service; "one's liege lord"; "a liege subject"

LIEGE, from the Latin, ligare, to bind. The bond subsisting between the subject and chief, or lord and vassal, binding the one to protection and just government, the other to tribute and due subjection. The prince or chief is called liege lord; the subjects liege men. The word is now applied as if the liegance or bond were only to attach the people to the prince. Stat. 8 Hen. VI. c. 10; 14 Hen. VIII. c. 2; 1 Bl. Com. 367.

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