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Definition a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service

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a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
  • He was her liege lord.
liege = a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
  • a liege subject
  • First, mighty liege, tell me your Highness' pleasure,
    William Shakespeare  --  King Richard III
  • Mistress Affery thought that on reaching the hall, she saw the door of her liege lord's office standing open, and the room empty.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 'Tis matter of small weight, my liege, yet will I touch upon it, an' it please your Grace.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • liege = a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
  • Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night; Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath: What further woe conspires against mine age?
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Gentle my liege—[Kneeling.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • 'tis true, my liege; this ring I had of her.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • We can go to Brussels, Liege, Aix-la-Chapelle; then up the Rhine to Strasburg.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • First, mighty liege, tell me your highness' pleasure, What from your grace I shall deliver to him.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • —The Saxon porkers, whom I have slain, they were the foes of my country, and of my lineage, and of my liege lord.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Two of these were Jewish dressmakers, middle-aged sisters from Liege.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • "Hnnrh," growled my liege lord, moving some papers and managing to sit in the only puddle of spilled coffee on an otherwise dry bench.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Only a son or daughter of Amber's late liege may walk this Pattern and live; and it gives to such a person a power over Shadow.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • It would never occur to him to suspect that one of them was the daughter of his liege lord.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • "To get their own bread they must overdose the king's lieges; and that's a bad sort of treason, Mr. Mawmsey—undermines the constitution in a fatal way."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Our strength frightened Palancar's nobles and they pled with their liege for peace.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • — My liege, and madam,—to expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night is night, and time is time.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • "Robb Stark was my liege lord," said Lord Wyman.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The lords of the Vale will never accept such as their liege.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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