|—n , pl -eries|
|1.||the identifying uniform, badge, etc, of a member of a guild or one of the servants of a feudal lord|
|2.||a uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs|
|3.||an individual or group that wears such a uniform|
|4.||distinctive dress or outward appearance|
|5.||a. the stabling, keeping, or hiring out of horses for money|
|b. (as modifier): a livery horse|
|6.||at livery being kept in a livery stable|
|7.||legal history an ancient method of conveying freehold land|
|[C14: via Anglo-French from Old French livrée allocation, from livrer to hand over, from Latin līberāre to set free]|
|(Brit) one of the chartered companies of the City of London originating from the craft guilds|
any of various craft or trade associations of the City of London, Eng., most of which are descended from medieval guilds. Certain grades of members are privileged to wear a special "livery," or distinctive clothing in the form of a fur-trimmed gown.
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