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[fyoo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈfyu dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
noun, plural feudatories.
1.
a person who holds lands by feudal tenure; a feudal vassal.
2.
a fief or fee.
adjective
3.
(of a kingdom or state) under the overlordship of another sovereign or state.
4.
(of a feudal estate) holding or held by feudal tenure.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin feudā(tor) fief-holder (see feud2, -ator) + -tory1, -tory2)
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feudatory

/ˈfjuːdətərɪ; in feudal Europe -trɪ/
noun
1.
a person holding a fief; vassal
adjective
2.
relating to or characteristic of the relationship between lord and vassal
3.
(esp of a kingdom) under the overlordship of another sovereign
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin feudātor
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