- The definition of liege is loyal, especially in a relationship between a lord and his servants.
An example of a liege lord is someone who is entitled to the loyalty of his subjects.
- A liege is defined as a lord to be loyal to, or a loyal subject of a monarch.
An example of a liege is a person who honored their lord or monarch during the feudal system.
liege definition by Webster's New World
- Feudal Law
- entitled to the service and allegiance of his vassals: a liege lord
- bound to give service and allegiance to the lord: liege subjects
- loyal; faithful
Origin: Old French probably ; from Frankish base akin to Old High German ledig, free, but influenced, influence by Classical Latin ligare, to bind
- a lord or sovereign
- a subject or vassal
liege definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A lord or sovereign to whom allegiance and service are due according to feudal law.
- A vassal or subject owing allegiance and services to a lord or sovereign under feudal law.
- A loyal subject to a monarch.
- a. Entitled to the loyalty and services of vassals or subjects: a liege lord.b. Bound to give such allegiance and services to a lord or monarch.
- Loyal; faithful.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, entitled to feudal allegiance, from Late Latin laeticus, being a semifree colonist in Gaul, from laetus, a semifree colonist, of Germanic origin; see lē- in Indo-European roots.