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leetobs. imp. 
     of Let, to allow.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
leetn. [Cf. AS. hl share, lot.].
     A portion; a list, esp. a list of candidates for an office.  [1913 Webster]
leetn. [LL. leta. Cf. F. lit de justice a solemn sitting of the king in Parliament, L. lis, litis, a lawsuit, It., Sp., & Pg. lite.].
     A court-leet; the district within the jurisdiction of a court-leet; the day on which a court-leet is held.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    " The original intent of the court-leet was to view the frankpledges or freemen within the liberty; hence called the view of frankpledge. Latterly it has fallen into almost entire disuse."  Burrill. Warren's Blackstone.  [1913 Webster]
Leet ale, a feast or merrymaking in time of leet. [Obs.]
leetn. [Etymol. uncertain.].
     The European pollock.  [1913 Webster]


leet, n. hist.
1 (in full Court leet) a yearly or half-yearly court of record that lords of certain manors might hold.
2 its jurisdiction or district.

leet, n. Sc. a selected list of candidates for some office.

short leet = short list.
ME lite etc., prob. f. AF & OF lit(t)e, var. of liste LIST(1)

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