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Webster 1913 Edition


Leger

Leg′er

(lĕj′ẽr)
,
Noun.
[See
Ledger
.]
1.
Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.
[Obs.]
2.
A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government.
[Written also
lieger
,
leiger
.]
[Obs.]
Sir Edward Carne, the queen’s
leger
at Rome.
Fuller.
3.
A ledger.

Leg′er

,
Adj.
Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident;
as,
leger
ambassador
.

Leg′er

,
Adj.
[F.
léger
, fr. LL. (assumed)
leviarius
, fr. L.
levis
light in weight. See
Levity
.]
Light; slender; slim; trivial.
[Obs. except in special phrases.]
Bacon.
Leger line
(Mus.)
,
a line added above or below the staff to extend its compass; – called also
added line
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Leger

LEG'ER

,
Noun.
Any thing that lies in a place; that which rests or remains; sometimes used as a noun, but more frequently as an adjective, as a leger ambassador, that is, resident; but the word is now obsolete, except in particular phrases.
A leger-line, in music, a line added to the staff of five lines, when more lines than five are wanted, for designating notes ascending or descending.
A leger-book, or leger, a book that lies in the counting house, the book into which merchants carry a summary of the accounts of the journal; usually written ledger.

Definition 2021


léger

léger

See also: leger

French

Adjective

léger m (feminine singular légère, masculine plural légers, feminine plural légères)

  1. light (not heavy)
  2. slight (not much, not a lot)

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