Crossword Genius

Falsehood associated with good English lord once (5)


I believe the answer is:


'lord once' is the definition.
(feudal term for one's superior)

'falsehood associated with good english' is the wordplay.
'falsehood' becomes 'lie' (lie is a kind of falsehood).
'associated with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'good' becomes 'g' (abbreviation).
'english' becomes 'E' (abbreviation).

(Other definitions for liege that I've seen before include "World War one battle site" , "Vassal; city in Belgium" , "Belgian city or feudal chief" , "Loyal vassal" , "Owing feudal allegiance" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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