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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feudatory  \Feu"da*to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Feudatories}. 
  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. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  [He]  had  for  feudatories  great  princes.  --J.  H. 
  Newman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feudatory 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  relation  of  a  feudal  vassal  to  his 
  lord;  "a  feudatory  relationship"  [syn:  {feudalist}] 
  n  :  a  person  holding  a  fief  [syn:  {vassal},  {liege},  {liegeman}, 
  {liege  subject}] 




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