AskDefine | Define serjeant

Dictionary Definition

serjeant n : an English barrister of the highest rank [syn: serjeant-at-law, sergeant-at-law, sergeant]

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English

Noun

  1. alternative spelling of sergeant

Extensive Definition

Serjeant may be:
  • The holder of a serjeanty, a type of feudal land-holding in England
  • A generally obsolete spelling of Sergeant, although still used in some English regiments, and for Serjeants at Arms
  • Serjeant-at-law, an obsolete class of barrister in England and Ireland
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