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liege
American English: /lidʒ/
British English: /liːdʒ/

Translation of liege in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (lord) (as form of address) my liege [archaic]
    mi señor
    Example sentences
    • Master, how is my liege lord the retired Emperor today?
    • My liege, Lord Ivan may have, to some extent, the ability to read thoughts.
    • There was only one thing that it was truly concerned for and that was to kill and to destroy any individual that dared to come against his liege, the Dark Master.
  • 2 (vassal)
    vasallo, (-lla) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He took Angevin power to its zenith and made himself overlord of Ireland with a campaign in 1171, gaining the loyalty of important Irish rulers and establishing Normans as his lieges in Leinster.
    • But the sun would soon set on Japanese rule of the island and create uncertainty for Taiwanese like Tsao, who were taught to speak Japanese and think of themselves as lieges of the emperor.

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