Middle English Dictionary Entry

lẹ̄ǧe adj.
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(a) Of a feudal superior: entitled to feudal allegiance and service; of a sovereign: entitled to a subject's allegiance; ~ lord, ~ ladie, ~ soverain, etc.; (b) fig. ~ lord, religious Lord, Christ, God.
Of a vassal: bound to render feudal allegiance and service; of a subject: bound by allegiance to a sovereign; lege-woman, a female vassal or subject; lege-man, q.v.
(a) Of homage: acknowledging feudal allegiance; (b) of a command: requiring faithful performance; (c) of a person: bound by mutual fidelity to another, faithful, loyal; (d) ben ~ til, to owe obedience to (a law).