Definition of Liege

1. Noun. A person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord.

Exact synonyms: Feudatory, Liege Subject, Liegeman, Vassal
Generic synonyms: Follower
Derivative terms: Feudatory



2. Adjective. Owing or owed feudal allegiance and service. "A liege subject"
Similar to: Loyal

3. Noun. A feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service.
Exact synonyms: Liege Lord
Generic synonyms: Feudal Lord, Seigneur, Seignior

4. Noun. City in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium.
Exact synonyms: Luik
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom Of Belgium

Definition of Liege

1. a. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.

2. n. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign.

Definition of Liege

1. Proper noun. A province in Wallonia, Belgium. ¹

2. Proper noun. The capital city of the province of Liège. ¹

3. Noun. A free and independent person; specifically, a lord paramount; a sovereign. ¹

4. Noun. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman. ¹

5. Adjective. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord. ¹

6. Adjective. 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. ¹

7. Adjective. Full; perfect; complete; pure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Liege

1. a feudal lord [n -S]

Medical Definition of Liege

1. 1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord. "She looked as grand as doomsday and as grave; And he, he reverenced his liege lady there." (Tennyson) 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. Liege homage, perfect, i. E, legal, power; specif, having health requisite to do legal acts. Liege widowhood, perfect, i. E, pure, widowhood. Origin: OE. Lige, lege, F. Lige, LL. Ligius, legius, liege, unlimited, complete, prob. Of German origin; cf. G. Ledig free from bonds and obstacles, MHG. Ledec, ledic, lidic, freed, loosed, and Charta Ottonis de Benthem, ann, "ligius homo quod Teutonice dicitur ledigman," i. E, uni soli homagio obligatus, free from all obligations to others; influenced by L.ligare to bind. G. Ledig perh. Orig. Meant, free to go where one pleases, and is perh. Akin to E.lead to conduct. Cf. Lead to guide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liege

lied
lieder
lieder singer
liedertafel
liedertafels
liedlike
lief
lief(p)
liefer
liefest
liefly
liefs
liefsome
liegance
liegances
liege (current term)
liege subject
liegedom
liegedoms
liegeman
liegemen
lieger
liegers
lieges
liegewoman
liegewomen
lieing
liement
liements
lien

Literary usage of Liege

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"In the city of liege itself the struggle which had long been carried on between the old patrician families, relatively few in number but favoured by the ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"С.) liege, one of the nine provinces of Belgium, touching on the east ... The liege Walloon is the nearest existing approach to the old Romance language. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A few years after the establishment of Belgian independence the "Courrier de la Meuse" was transferred from liege to Brussels, ..."

4. Belgium and Holland, Including the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1905)
"liege, see p. 239. — The train follows the Terriers line (p. 265) as far as (2J/2 M.) Angleur, where it turns to the S. into the beautiful valley of the ..."

5. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"4—England declares war on Germany as Kaiser rejects ultimatum on Belgian neutrality ; Germany declares war on Belgium ; attack on liege repulsed ; Germans ..."

6. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1871)
"To liege, therefore, he was obliged S£J^J, to retire, and there for the present the ... While at liege, and even from his entry into France, it is evident, ..."

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