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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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British Dictionary definitions for vassalage

vassalage

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