Meaning of vassal
Pronunciation: (vas'ul), [key]
- (in the feudal system) a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant.
- a person holding some similar relation to a superior; a subject, subordinate, follower, or retainer.
- a servant or slave.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vassal.
- having the status or position of a vassal.
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