serjeant

serjeant
n.
1 (in full serjeant-at-law, pl. serjeants-at-law) hist. a barrister of the highest rank.
2 Brit. (in official lists) a sergeant in the Army.
Phrases and idioms:
Common Serjeant Brit. a circuit judge of the Central Criminal Court with duties in the City of London. serjeant-at-arms (pl. serjeants-at-arms) an official of a court or city or parliament, with ceremonial duties.
Derivatives:
serjeantship n.
Etymology: var. of SERGEANT

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  • Serjeant — Ser jeant, Serjeantcy Ser jeant*cy, etc. See {Sergeant}, {Sergeantcy}, etc. [1913 Webster] {Serjeant at arms}. See {Sergeant at arms}, under {Sergeant}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • serjeant — [sär′jənt] n. alt. Brit. sp. of SERGEANT …   English World dictionary

  • serjeant — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serjeant — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serjeant — British for sergeant. The title of the highest rank attainable in England in the profession of the common law. See ancient serjeant; common serjeant; King s premier serjeant; premier serjeant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • serjeant — sergeant, serjeant The normal spelling in the context of the police and the army is sergeant; serjeant is usually restricted to the titles of certain ceremonial offices, such as the serjeant at arms with reference to the British parliamentary or… …   Modern English usage

  • Serjeant-at-law — (postnominal SL [cite web | url=http://www.burkes peerage.net/code/hith/help/ahp s.asp | title=Abbreviations (S), Burke s Peerage | accessdate=2006 12 07] ) was an order of barristers at the English or Irish bar. Serjeants at law ( servientes ad… …   Wikipedia

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  • Serjeant's Inn — Serjeant s Inn, Fleet Street, London, was one of the two inns of the Serjeants at Law. The Fleet Street inn dated from 1443 and the Chancery Lane inn dated from 1416. Both buildings were destroyed in the World War II 1941 bombing raids.By 1500… …   Wikipedia

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