Vassal

Definition of Vassal

Vas´sal
n.1.
1.(Feud. Law) The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who holds land of a superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
2.A subject; a dependent; a servant; a bondman; a slave.
Rear vassal
the vassal of a vassal; an arriere vassal.
a.1.Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
The sun and every vassal star.
- Keble.
v. t.1.To treat as a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.

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bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, captive, chattel, chattel slave, churl, client, concubine, creature, debt slave, dependent, feudal, feudatory, flunky, follower, galley slave, hanger-on, helot, homager, inferior, lackey, liege, liege man, liege subject, minion, myrmidon, odalisque, peon, retainer, serf, servant, servile, slave, stooge, subject, subordinate, subservient, theow, thrall, tributary, underling, understrapper, villein, yeoman
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