2. A former prison in london, which originally stood near a stream, the fleet (now filled up). Fleet parson, a clergyman of low character, in, or in the vicinity of, the fleet prison, who was ready to unite persons in marriage (called fleet marriage) at any hour, without public notice, witnesses, or consent of parents.
Origin: oe. Fleten, fleoten, to swim, as 4b9 . Fleotan to swim, float; akin to D. Vlieten to flow, os. Fliotan, OHG. Fliozzan, g. Fliessen, Icel. Fljota to float, flow, Sw. Flyta, D. Flyde, L. Pluere to rain, gr. To sail, swim, float, Skr. Plu to swim, sail. Cf. Fleet, &, float, pluvial, flow.
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