feudatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj feudatory owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign "it remained feudatory to India until 1365"
    • adj feudatory of or pertaining to the relation of a feudal vassal to his lord "a feudatory relationship"
    • n feudatory a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Feudatory A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief. "The grantee . . . was styled the feudatory or vassal.""He] had for feudatories great princes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • feudatory Holding or held from another on feudal tenure. See feudal.
    • n feudatory A tenant or vassal holding his lands of a superior on condition of military or feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief. See feudal.
    • n feudatory A fief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Feudatory holding lands or power by a feudal tenure—also ns.ns. Feud′ist, a writer on feuds: one versed in the laws of feudal tenure
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. feudum, from root of fee.

Usage

In literature:

I have many friends and feudatories.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
It includes many Rajput and Bhil feudatories, and has an area of 1775 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
In 1901 the population of the two remaining feudatory states was 125,281, Raigarh having 86,543 and Sarangarh 38,738.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The count was about to pass into the feudatory stage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
BASTAR', a feudatory State in Upper Godavari district, Central Provinces of India; area, 13,062 sq.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
In the 12th century the site of Elberfeld was occupied by the castle of the lords of Elverfeld, feudatories of the archbishops of Cologne.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
I have many friends and feudatories.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
But the Independent or Feudatory Native Powers in India must, in their opinion, for ever remain a menace to our sway.
"The Earl of Mayo" by William Wilson Hunter
Such great feudatories were never possible in the Kamakura period.
"An Introduction to the History of Japan" by Katsuro Hara
The Nagas asked him to help them, and promised to become his feudatories, if only he would not act against them.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone
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