serjeant

[ UK /sˈɜːd‍ʒiːnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. an English barrister of the highest rank
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  • Slop, of about four feet and a half perpendicular height, with a breadth of back, and a sesquipedality of belly, which might have done honour to a serjeant in the horse-guards. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
  • Time went on, a general election was pending, and late one evening the dialler was driven up to Mr. Serjeantson's door by a neighbour, who had fetched him out of a public-house, and urged the squire to keep him, or he would vote wrong. The Book of Sun-Dials
  • In firing by grand divisions, the centre officer falls back, on the preparative, into the fourth rank, and is replaced by the covering serjeant.
  • In Chester the palatine earl had a master serjeant of the Peace.
  • Ferre held the serjeanty of the dies cuneorum in the Exchange of London (CCR The Maintenance of Ducal Authority in Gascony: The Career of Sir Guy Ferre the Younger 1298-1320
  • And it is further Resolved, That there be allowed and paid to each serjeant and private soldier as aforesaid, for wages, every callendar month dur - ing their continuance in said service, the following sums respec - tively, viz. to each serjeant, the sum of thirty pounds per month; to each matross, the sum of twenty seven pounds per month. Acts and resolves passed by the General Court
  • -- Rowland le Sarcere held one hundred and ten acres of land in Hemingston by serjeanty; for which, on Christmas day every year, before our sovereign lord the King of England, he should perform altogether, and at once, a leap, puff up his cheeks, therewith making a sound, and let a crack. A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide
  • The pack pony bearing their baggage was a hard-mouthed, contrary beast and occasionally, her father's serjeant-at-arms, had to yank on the lead rein to remind it who was master. The Falcons of Montabard
  • Colum and his small party dismounted, the Irishman throwing the reins of his horse at the serjeant. A SHRINE OF MURDERS
  • The exotically-titled serjeant at arms - leader of the men who wear black coat-tails and tights, and responsible for security - could well fall on his sword.
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