Feudatory Definition

fyo͝odə-tôrē
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noun
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A person holding land by feudal tenure.
Webster's New World
The land held; fief.
Webster's New World
A feudal fee.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
adjective
Of the feudal relationship between vassal and lord.
Webster's New World
Owing feudal allegiance (to)
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Feudatory

Noun

Singular:
feudatory
Plural:
feudatories

Origin of Feudatory

  • Medieval Latin feudatōrius from feudātus past participle of feudāre to enfeoff from feudum fee, fief feud2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin feudātōrius, from the Mediaeval Latin feudāre (“to enfeoff”), from feudum, feodum.

    From Wiktionary

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