Pronunciation: (liv'u-rē, liv'rē),[key] —n., —pl.-er•ies. 1. a distinctive uniform, badge, or device formerly provided by someone of rank or title for his retainers, as in time of war.
2. a uniform worn by servants.
3. distinctive attire worn by an official, a member of a company or guild, etc.
4. Also called liv'ery com"pany.Brit.a guild or company of the City of London entitled to wear such livery.
5. characteristic dress, garb, or outward appearance: the green livery of summer. 6. the care, feeding, stabling, etc., of horses for pay.
7. See livery stable. 8. a company that rents out automobiles, boats, etc.
9. Law.an ancient method of conveying a freehold by formal delivery of possession.