liege

Part of speech: adjective

Bound by feudal tenure; sovereign.

Part of speech: noun

A vassal; a citizen; also, a liege lord.

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Usage examples "liege":

  1. Unwilling to abandon her liege lord upon his enlistment, this industrious female was immediately employed as one of the laundresses, three of whom are allowed to draw rations in each company, and are required to wash for the soldiers at a price regulated by a council of officers. - "History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1", Brantz Mayer.
  2. The warrior bowed his crested head, and tamed his heart of fire, And sued the haughty king to free his long imprisoned sire: " I bring thee here my fortress keys, I bring my captive train, I pledge thee faith, my liege, my lord! - "Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four", Charles H. Sylvester.
  3. He had by her a son, Grimoald, who was assassinated on his way to join his father lying ill near Liege. - "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI.", Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot.