vassalage

vassalage

[vas-uh-lij]
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; Middle English < Middle French; see vassal, -age

subvassalage, noun
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vassalage (ˈvæsəlɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  esp in feudal society
 a.  the condition of being a vassal or the obligations to which a vassal was liable
 b.  the relationship between a vassal and his lord
2.  subjection, servitude, or dependence in general
3.  rare vassals collectively

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