1. A book of legends; a tale or narrative.
Read the Countess of Pembroke's "Arcadia," a gallant legendary full of pleasurable accidents.James I.
2. One who relates legends. Bp. Lavington.
(Leg"er) n. [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.]
Sir Edward Carne, the queen's leger at Rome.Fuller.
3. A ledger.
(Leg"er), a. Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident; as, leger ambassador.
Leger line (Mus.), a line added above or below the staff to extend its compass; called also added
(Leg"er), a. [F. léger, fr. LL. (assumed) leviarius, fr. L. levis light in weight. See Levity.] Light; slender; slim; trivial.
[Obs. except in special phrases.] Bacon.
(Leg`er*de*main") n. [F. léger light, nimble + de of + main hand, L. manus. See 3d Leger,
and Manual.] Sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any artful deception or trick.
He of legierdemayne the mysteries did know.Spenser.
The tricks and legerdemain by which men impose upon their own souls.South.
(Leg`er*de*main"ist), n. One who practices sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.
(Le*ger"i*ty) n. [F. légèreté. See 3d Leger.] Lightness; nimbleness. [Archaic] Shak.
(Legge) v. t. [See Lay, v. t. ] To lay. [Obs.]
(Legge), v. t. [Abbrev. fr. alegge.] To lighten; to allay. [Obs.] Rom. of R.