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Definition of Liege

Liege
Liege Liege (l[=e]j), a. [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. 1253, ``ligius homo quod Teutonic[`e] 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.] 1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord. --Chaucer. 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. (Old Law) Full; perfect; complete; pure. --Burrill. Liege homage (Feudal Custom), that homage of one sovereign or prince to another which acknowledged an obligation of fealty and services. Liege poustie [L. legitima potestas] (Scots Law), perfect, i. e., legal, power; specif., having health requisite to do legal acts. Liege widowhood, perfect, i. e., pure, widowhood. [Obs.]
Liege
Liege Liege (l[=e]j), n. 1. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign. --Mrs. Browning. The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans, Liege of all loiterers and malcontents. --Shak. 2. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman. A liege lord seems to have been a lord of a free band; and his lieges, though serving under him, were privileged men, free from all other obligations, their name being due to their freedom, not to their service. --Skeat.

Meaning of Liege from wikipedia

- Liège (/liˈɛʒ, liˈeɪʒ/ lee-EZH, lee-AYZH, French: [ljɛʒ] (listen), locally [li.eʃ]; Walloon: Lidje Walloon: [liːtʃ] (listen); Dutch: Luik [lœyk] (listen);...
- Liège–Bastogne–Liège, also known as La Doyenne ("The Old Lady"), is a one-day cl****ic cycling race in Belgium. First run in 1892, it is the oldest of the...
- Liège is a city in Belgium. Liège or Liege may also refer to: Liege, a feudal relationship between lord and v****al; see Homage (feudal) Liège (province)...
- Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège (French: [stɑ̃daʁ ljɛʒ]; Dutch: Standard Luik [ˈstɑndɑrt ˈlœyk]; German: Standard Lüttich...
- The Prince-Bishopric of Liège or Prin****lity of Liège was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, situated for the most part in present...
- Liege Airport (IATA: LGG, ICAO: EBLG), previously called Liege-Bierset, is an international airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of Liege...
- Liège (French: [ljɛʒ] (listen); Walloon: Lîdje [liːtʃ]; Dutch: Luik [lœyk] (listen); German: Lüttich [ˈlʏtɪç]) is the easternmost province of Wallonia...
- Liège–Rome–Liège (nicknamed The Road Marathon) was a rally road race over some of Europe's toughest mountain roads held from 1931 to 1960. It was reserved...
- (c. 656 – 30 May 727) was Christian saint who became the first bishop of Liège in 708 AD. He was the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians...
- University of Liège (French: Université de Liège), or ULiège, is a major public university of the French Community of Belgium based in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium...
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