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vassal:

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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vassal

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. of or relating to a vassal
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As feudatory and officially ennobled, Count Giovanni Pulle paved the way for his son to become Vicar of the comune.
However, there is another interpretation of the director's statement, in that it revealed that the FAI had several feudatory demands made on it, i.e.
Yet as Clive Chipkin notes 'Bedford Park was a brave attempt at social advancement; Parktown was essentially atavistic and feudatory, a step backwards in time'.(*)
From the Lohata-residence, the supreme majesty, who meditates on the feet of his father, the great overseer, great bearer of the rod of justice, great chamberlain, great feudatory, great king, his highness Visnusena, being in good health, commands all his kings, princes, palace officials, outpost officials, tax officers, thief-apprehenders, vailabdhikas, and police and military personnel (cata-bhata), and others responsible for executing orders or dispatching agents as far as they
The aggressive Asmakas defeated the local king of the Ajanta region (Risika) and became the new (feudatory) rulers there in about 473, still as feudatories of the great Vakataka emperor Harisena.
Pre-colonial central state authority in the borderlands was minimal, maintained through 'feudatory relations' whereby traditional leaders paid an annual tribute in exchange for autonomy.
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Based on their reading of a passage in the late 14th-century chronicle (folio 21b), Slusser assigns a number of Nepali Visnu sculptures to the brief reign of abhira feudatory Visnugupta who usurped political power from the de jure Licchavis and was assassinated later by Narendradeva in A.D.
By 1716, it seems that the Bounsulos had become a "feudatory" of the Estado da India, although the Portuguese had also decided not to help them against their former overlord.
1 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765-69) at 108, where proprietary governments are described as having been "granted out by the crown to individuals, in the nature of feudatory principalities, with all the inferior regalities, and subordinate powers of legislation, which formerly belonged to the owners of counties-palatine: yet still with these express conditions, that the ends for which the grant was made be substantially pursued, and that nothing be attempted which may derogate from the sovereignty of the mother-country." See also Pen[n] v.
It is worth asking, however, whether propertied women's participation in trade depended more on wealth or social rank, for the Cretan sources offer far more evidence for humble women's participation than for feudatory women's.
Thus, both terms are presented as semi-synonyms with the approximate meaning 'feudatory/sharecropper/concessionaire/lessee', in the sense of 'someone who takes possession of or manages the property of another', and who can therefore be called "his feudatory, etc." However, we cannot pinpoint the subtle difference in management that distinguishes between these denominations.