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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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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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(11) Following these recognitions of homagers the prince gives a 'general and free Pardon' (12) to a long list of offences that seems, at first glance, to cover every possible contingency.
In response to Cleopatra's teasing accusations that his blush "is Caesar's homager" and that his "cheek pays shame" to Fulvia (1.1.30-31), Antony asserts his sovereignty:
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