Serjeanty


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SERJEANTY, Eng. law. A species of service which cannot be due or performed from a tenant to any lord but the king; and is either grand or petit serjeanty.

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The four classifications of free tenure, or modes of holding are: knight's service, requiring the provision of military aid to the overlord; serjeanty, requiring mostly (although not solely) the performance of a variety of duties within the royal household; socage, requiring money payments, payments in kind, or agricultural service; and finally, of interest in the present context, frankalmoign.