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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 liege /ˈliʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Liege a.
 1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.
 She looked as grand as doomsday and as grave;
 And he, he reverenced his liege lady there.   --Tennyson.
 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.
 3. Old Law Full; perfect; complete; pure. --Burrill.
 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Liege n.
 1. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign. --Mrs. Browning.
 The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans,
 Liege of all loiterers and malcontents.   --Shak.
 2. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.
    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.

From: 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]