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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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He seems completely unable to accept,even ,if he is willing to remember that England is no longer the head of a world wide empire where vassal peoples jumped to do English bidding.
If we can't talk together as one, we are leading to becoming a vassal state of China, they are dividing us,'' he added.
Gove also launched a thinly-veiled attack on Johnson, who has previously insisted Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal would make the UK a "vassal state".
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Saud said the decision of Ecuador's government to terminate Julian Assange's asylum is "savagery" and has heavily damaged the dignity of the country, turning it into a vassal of the US.
It failed because contained in the withdrawal bill was the so-called Irish Backstop, a clause designed to keep us tied to the European Union for ever more, whilst at the same time reducing the UK to the status of a vassal state, which means a country controlled and dominated by another country, in this case the European Union.
Salmond said: "Jeremy Hunt has compared the European Union to the old Soviet Union, described non-aligned Slovenia as a former vassal state and defended the Saudi bombing of South Yemen.
In Wednesday's Letter, a Mr Savage writes: 'In fact, the vast majority appear to wish our elected members would get on with it and remove us from this vassal state once and for all.' One concludes that the EU is a 'vassal state' - presumably, the opposite of what Mr Savage believes.
5 How come Brexiteers aren't demanding a ban on German Christmas markets as they're symbols of a vassal state?
Neville Westerman Brynna We know what it's like to be vassals BORIS Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg MPs have described the Brexit proposal by the Prime Minister as leaving us (the United Kingdom) as a "vassal state".
The two questions should be: -Should we accept the Government's tardy fudge, whereby we leave in name only and become a vassal state of the EU?