Feudatory meaning

fyo͝odə-tôrē
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A person holding land by feudal fee; a vassal.
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A feudal fee.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the feudal relationship between vassal and lord.
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Owing feudal homage or allegiance.
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A person holding land by feudal tenure.
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The land held; fief.
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Of the feudal relationship between vassal and lord.
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Owing feudal allegiance (to)
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Relating to feudalism, feudal.
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A fee paid by such a vassal to hold land.
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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