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petit serjeanty

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun, Medieval English Law.
1.
serjeanty in which the tenant renders services of an impersonal nature to the king, as providing him annually with an implement of war, as a lance or bow.
Compare grand serjeanty.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Anglo-French
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