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vassalage

[vas-uh-lij] /ˈvæs ə lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the state or condition of a vassal.
2.
homage or service required of a vassal.
3.
a territory held by a vassal.
4.
vassals collectively.
5.
dependence, subjection, or servitude.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French; see vassal, -age
Related forms
subvassalage, noun
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Word Origin and History for subvassalage

vassalage

n.

c.1300, from Old French vassalage, from vassal (see vassal).

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