Associations to the word «Vassal»


VASSAL, noun. (historical) The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who keeps land of a superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him, normally a lord of a manor; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
VASSAL, noun. A subject; a dependant; a servant; a slave.
VASSAL, adjective. Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
VASSAL, verb. (transitive) To treat as a vassal or to reduce to the position of a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.
VASSAL, verb. (transitive) To subordinate to someone or something.
VASSAL STATE, noun. A state that is subordinate to another.
VASSAL STATES, noun. Plural of vassal state

Dictionary definition

VASSAL, noun. A person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord.

Wise words

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