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vassal


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vassal  \Vas"sal\,  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  vassallus  vassus;  of  Celtic 
  origin;  cf  W.  &  Corn.  gwas  a  youth,  page,  servant,  Arm.  gwaz 
  a  man,  a  male.  Cf  {Valet},  {Varlet},  {Vavasor}.] 
  1.  (Feud.  Law)  The  grantee  of  a  fief,  feud,  or  fee;  one  who 
  holds  land  of  superior,  and  who  vows  fidelity  and  homage 
  to  him  a  feudatory;  a  feudal  tenant.  --Burrill. 
 
  2.  A  subject;  a  dependent;  a  servant;  a  slave.  ``The  vassals 
  of  his  anger.''  --Milton. 
 
  {Rear  vassal},  the  vassal  of  a  vassal;  an  arriere  vassal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vassal  \Vas"sal\,  a. 
  Resembling  a  vassal;  slavish;  servile. 
 
  The  sun  and  every  vassal  star.  --Keble. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vassal  \Vas"sal\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  as  a  vassal;  to  subject  to  control;  to  enslave. 
  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vassal 
  n  :  a  person  holding  a  fief  [syn:  {liege},  {liegeman},  {liege 
  subject},  {feudatory}] 




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