1. (n.) The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements.

2. (n.) The writ by which possession is obtained.

3. (n.) Release from wardship; deliverance.

4. (n.) That which is delivered out statedly or formally, as clothing, food, etc.

5. (n.) The uniform clothing issued by feudal superiors to their retainers and serving as a badge when in military service.

6. (n.) The peculiar dress by which the servants of a nobleman or gentleman are distinguished; as, a claret-colored livery.

7. (n.) Hence, also, the peculiar dress or garb appropriated by any association or body of persons to their own use; as, the livery of the London tradesmen, of a priest, of a charity school, etc.; also, the whole body or company of persons wearing such a garb, and entitled to the privileges of the association; as, the whole livery of London.

8. (n.) Hence, any characteristic dress or outward appearance.

9. (n.) An allowance of food statedly given out; a ration, as to a family, to servants, to horses, etc.

10. (n.) The feeding, stabling, and care of horses for compensation; boarding; as, to keep one's horses at livery.

11. (n.) The keeping of horses in readiness to be hired temporarily for riding or driving; the state of being so kept.

12. (n.) A low grade of wool.

13. (v. t.) To clothe in, or as in, livery.

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