AskDefine | Define liege

Dictionary Definition

liege adj : owing or owed feudal allegiance and service; "one's liege lord"; "a liege subject"

Noun

1 a person holding a fief [syn: vassal, liegeman, liege subject, feudatory]
2 city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium [syn: Luik]

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Pronunciation

Noun

liege
  1. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign.
  2. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.

Translations

A free and independent person; a lord paramount; a sovereign
The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman

Adjective

liege
  1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.
  2. Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject.
  3. Full; perfect; complete; pure.

Translations

Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance
Serving an independent sovereign or master

Related terms

Extensive Definition

The term Liege may refer to:
In Belgium (, lang-nl Luik)
liege in German: Luik
liege in French: Liège (homonymie)
liege in Indonesian: Liège (disambiguasi)
liege in Dutch: Luik
liege in Dutch Low Saxon: Luuk
liege in Kölsch: Lüttish (Watt ėßß datt?)

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