• A portion or list, especially a list of candidates for an office; also the candidates themselves.
  • A regular court, more specifically a court-leet, in which certain lords had jurisdiction over local disputes, or the physical area of this jurisdiction.
  • The European pollock.
  • A place where roads meet or cross; intersection
  • Alternative of leat
  • Abbreviation of leetspeak




  • From Scots leet, leit, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old French lite, litte, variant of liste; or from Old Norse leiti, hleyti (compare Old English hlēte); or an aphaeretic shortening of French élite.
  • From Old English lēt, past tense of lǣtan.
  • Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English lete ("meeting"), from Anglo-Norman lete and Medieval Latin leta , possibly from Old English ġelǣte ("crossroads").
  • Jamieson mentions the alternative spellings lyth, lythe, laid, and laith, and connects it to a verb lythe, as it "is frequently caught ... in deep holes among the rocks".
  • From Middle English lete, from Old English ġelǣt, ġelǣte, from Proto-Germanic *galētą, *lētą. More at leat.
  • An aphetic form of elite, respelled according to leetspeak conventions.

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