|1.||vassalage See also fief Also called: feudal system the legal and social system that evolved in W Europe in the 8th and 9th centuries, in which vassals were protected and maintained by their lords, usually through the granting of fiefs, and were required to serve under them in war|
|2.||any social system or society, such as medieval Japan or Ptolemaic Egypt, that resembles medieval European feudalism|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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