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an ancient method of conveying freehold land.

LIVERY, Engl. law. 1. The delivery of possession of lands to those tenants who hold of the king in capite, or knight's service. 2. Livery was also the name of a writ which lay for the heir of age, to obtain the possession of seisin of his lands at the king's hands. F. N. B. 155. 3. It signifies, in the third place, the clothes given by a nobleman or gentleman to his servant.

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A spokesman said: "They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw the police van, a liveried Volkswagen Transporter, registration number GEZ 7867, as it drove along the Crew Road, Station Road and Church Road areas of the town at around 1.
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Liveried in purple is perennially-popular fast food meal Flame Grilled Cheese Burger & Chips (278g), with a flame-marked beef patty, sesame seed bun, tomato relish and side order of fries.
The UAE capital will host the championship's flagship season-opener until 2011, and ADTA's new partnership will see Hannes' Edge 540 aircraft liveried in the emirate's name and, with the Austrian ace at the controls, will blaze an Abu Dhabi sky-trail across three continents in all six annual rounds of the Red Bull Air Race Championship, a press release said.
Customers of Eastway include several British football teams such as Manchester United and Wigan Athletic, who use the 'Eastway Executive' liveried coaches for transporting teams to matches.
President Mori commented that reaching this decision had been an extremely difficult task, not least with regards to the countless Subaru fans that for many years have cheered the legendary Subaru blue liveried Impreza World Rally Car.
The new vehicle has been liveried to show Merchant Gourmet products to reflect its role as one of a number of vehicles which nightly trunk goods from Leathams plc in SE London to Kestrel's hub at Grantham for next day distribution throughout the UK.
Liveried doormen usher you in as you are left transfixed by both the sweeping staircase and stunning stained glass windows.
A five-seater Piper Seneca 3, liveried in Highclere's light and dark blue colours, has been acquired to ease travelling to long-distance fixtures at home and abroad.