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see feudalismfeudalism
, form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the dissolution of Charlemagne's empire to the rise of the absolute monarchies. The term feudalism is derived from the Latin feodum,
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fealty

(in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one's lord on becoming his vassal
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Within hours, Mansour publicly accepted the"esteemed" Zawahri's oath of fealty.
If there is concern about the authentic transmission of the faith, why are catechists being required to swear an oath of fealty rather than being systematically educated in the church's teachings?
Denial of one oath results in a violation of the other host country's oath of fealty which can have serious legal consequences like arrest for treason or trading with the enemy, or withdrawal of nationality, if the host nation chooses to take action.