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serjeanty

ser·jeant·y
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahr-juh n-tee]
    • /ˈsɑr dʒən ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahr-juh n-tee]
    • /ˈsɑr dʒən ti/

Definitions of serjeanty word

  • noun serjeanty a form of land tenure in which a tenant holding of the king rendered him exclusive services in a status below that of a knight. 1
  • noun serjeanty a type of feudal tenure accompanied by an obligation to serve the king in a specified personal capacity 0

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Origin of serjeanty

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English sergeantie, serjantie < Old French serjantie. See sergeant, -y3

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Parts of speech for Serjeanty

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

serjeanty popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

serjeanty usage trend in Literature

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