HyperDic: liege

English > 4 senses of the word liege / Liege:
ADJECTIVEallliegeowing or owed feudal allegiance and service
NOUNperson liege, vassal, liegeman, liege subject, feudatorya person holding a fief
person liege, liege lorda feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
locationLiege, Luikcity in eastern Belgium
liege / Liege > pronunciation
Soundsliy'jh
Rhymesbesiege ... siege: 3 rhymes with iyjh...
English > liege: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningowing or owed feudal allegiance and service.
Examples
  • "one's liege lord"
  • "a liege subject"
Broaderloyalsteadfast in allegiance or duty
Nounsliegea person holding a fief
liegea feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
English > liege: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord.
Synonymsvassal, liegeman, liege subject, feudatory
BroaderfollowerA person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
Spanishsúbdito, vasallo
Catalansúbdit, vassall
Adjectivesliegeowing or owed feudal allegiance and service
English > liege: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service.
Synonymliege lord
Broaderfeudal lord, seigneur, seigniorA man of rank in the ancient regime
Adjectivesliegeowing or owed feudal allegiance and service
English > Liege: 4 senses > noun 3, location
Meaningcity in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium.
SynonymLuik
Instance ofcity, metropolis, urban centerA large and densely populated urban area
Part ofBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
SpanishLiege, Luik
CatalanLiege

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