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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liege \Liege\ (l[=e]j), a. [OE. lige, lege, F. lige, LL. ligius,
     legius, liege, unlimited, complete, prob. of German origin;
     cf. G. ledig free from bonds and obstacles, MHG. ledec,
     ledic, lidic, freed, loosed, and Charta Ottonis de Benthem,
     ann. 1253, "ligius homo quod Teutonic[`e] dicitur ledigman,"
     i. e., uni soli homagio obligatus, free from all obligations
     to others; influenced by L. ligare to bind. G. ledig perh.
     orig. meant, free to go where one pleases, and is perh. akin
     to E. lead to conduct. Cf. Lead to guide.]
     1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to
        allegiance; as, a liege lord. --Chaucer.
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              She looked as grand as doomsday and as grave;
              And he, he reverenced his liege lady there.
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     2. serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a
        feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a
        superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a
        liege man; a liege subject.
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     3. (Old Law) Full; perfect; complete; pure. --Burrill.
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     Liege homage (Feudal Custom), that homage of one sovereign
        or prince to another which acknowledged an obligation of
        fealty and services.
     Liege poustie [L. legitima potestas] (Scots Law), perfect,
        i. e., legal, power; specif., having health requisite to
        do legal acts.
     Liege widowhood, perfect, i. e., pure, widowhood. [Obs.]
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liege \Liege\ (l[=e]j), n.
     1. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount;
        a sovereign. --Mrs. Browning.
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              The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans,
              Liege of all loiterers and malcontents. --Shak.
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     2. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.
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              A liege lord seems to have been a lord of a free
              band; and his lieges, though serving under him, were
              privileged men, free from all other obligations,
              their name being due to their freedom, not to their
              service.                              --Skeat.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       adj : owing or owed feudal allegiance and service; "one's liege
             lord"; "a liege subject"
       n 1: a person holding a fief [syn: vassal, liegeman, liege
            subject, feudatory]
       2: city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in
          Belgium [syn: Luik]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "liege":
     ardent, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, boss,
     bwana, captive, chattel, chattel slave, chef, chief,
     church dignitary, churl, client, concubine, constant, creature,
     debt slave, dependent, ecclesiarch, elder, employer, feudal,
     feudatory, flunky, follower, galley slave, goodman, guru,
     hanger-on, helot, homager, husband, inferior, lackey, liege lord,
     liege man, liege subject, lord, lord paramount, loyal, master,
     minion, myrmidon, odalisque, overlord, padrone, paramount,
     paterfamilias, patriarch, patron, peon, rabbi, resolute, retainer,
     sahib, seigneur, seignior, serf, servant, servile, slave, starets,
     staunch, steadfast, stooge, subject, subordinate, subservient,
     teacher, theow, thrall, tributary, true, underling, understrapper,
     vassal, villein, yeoman  
Din dicționarul Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LIEGE, from the Latin, ligare, to bind. The bond subsisting between the 
  subject and chief, or lord and vassal, binding the one to protection and 
  just government, the other to tribute and due subjection. The prince or 
  chief is called liege lord; the subjects liege men. The word is now applied 
  as if the liegance or bond were only to attach the people to the prince. 
  Stat. 8 Hen. VI. c. 10; 14 Hen. VIII. c. 2; 1 Bl. Com. 367. 

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