liegeman (n.) Old form(s): Liege-man
vassal, subject, follower
1H4 II.iv.331[Falstaff to Prince Hal, of Glendower] he of Wales that ... swore the devil his true liegeman upon the cross of a Welsh hook
1H6 V.iv.128[Winchester to the French, of the King] You shall become true liegemen to his crown
E3 I.i.64[Lorraine to King Edward] Thou mayst be sworn true liegeman to our king
Ham I.i.15.2[Marcellus to Francisco, identifying himself and Horatio] liegemen to the Dane
WT II.iii.173[Leontes to Antigonus] thou art liegeman to us
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