Sub-vassal



noun
1.
(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.
2.
a person holding some similar relation to a superior; a subject, subordinate, follower, or retainer.
3.
a servant or slave.
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a vassal.
5.
having the status or position of a vassal.
noun
1.
(in feudal society) a man who entered into a personal relationship with a lord to whom he paid homage and fealty in return for protection and often a fief. A great vassal was in vassalage to a king and a rear vassal to a great vassal
2.

a person, nation, etc, in a subordinate, suppliant, or dependent position relative to another
(as modifier): vassal status

adjective
3.
of or relating to a vassal

vassal definition

Under feudalism, a subordinate who placed himself in service to a lord in return for the lord’s protection.

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