Medieval Latin feudatōriusfromfeudātuspast participle offeudāreto enfeofffromfeudumfee, fieffeud2
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the Latinfeudātōrius, from the Mediaeval Latinfeudāre (“to enfeoff”), from feudum, feodum.
Feudatory Sentence Examples
In 1905 the greater part of Sambalpur district, with the feudatory states of Bamra, Rairakhol, Sonpur, Patna and Kalahandi, were transferred to Bengal, while the feudatory states of Chang Bhakar, Korea, Surguja, Udaipur and Jashpur were transferred from Bengal to the Central Provinces.
This line became extinct on the death of Count Eberhard (1393), who in 1385 had sold half his territory to the count palatine of the Rhine, and held the other half as his feudatory.
The count was about to pass into the feudatory stage.
When, at the end of 1661, a more stable administration was set up with Michael Apaffy (1661-1690) as prince, Transylvania had descended to the rank of a feudatory of the Turkish empire.
Bastar is divided into two portions - that held by the Raja or chief himself, and that possessed by feudatory chiefs under him.