His first step was to recall Regingar of Lothringia, who was oppressed by France, to his allegiance as vassal of the empire.
She had, indeed, given up her position as queen of the less to be vassal of the greater.
He was forced to become the vassal of the king of Babylonia, and furnish a contingent to his army.
King Gunther receives the fair Recken into his service as a vassal.
Each of these vassal nobles was to be bound, when required, to furnish a military contingent to their liege lord the king.
The second is a king who was a vassal of Tiglath-Pilezer, king of Assyria.
The vassal is protected by the accessibility of formularized law.
Highness—tell me, your Highness, a vassal doesn't amount to much, does he?
The girl swiftly crossed the ford and bowed her golden head in a vassal's welcome to the young lord.
I'll round up this spook tonight for good, and then the vassal's task is done.
mid-15c. (c.1200 as a surname) "tenant who pledges fealty to a lord," from Old French vassal, from Medieval Latin vassallus "manservant, domestic, retainer," from vassus "servant," from Old Celtic *wasso- "young man, squire" (cf. Welsh gwas "youth, servant," Breton goaz "servant, vassal, man," Irish foss "servant"). The adjective is recorded from 1590s.
Under feudalism, a subordinate who placed himself in service to a lord in return for the lord's protection.