Noun Vassalage Definition and Examples







  1. 'He understood the practice of European vassalage and the importance attached to an oath taken to an lord.'
  2. 'Before then personal vassalage was common, but a considerable proportion of peasants were slaves.'
((n.) The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.|--|(n.) Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery; as, the Greeks were held in vassalage by the Turks.|--|(n.) A territory held in vassalage.|--|(n.) Vassals, collectively; vassalry.|--|(n.) Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal; valor; prowess; courage.|--|)


1. the state or condition of a vassal.

2. homage or service required of a vassal.

3. a territory held by a vassal.

4. vassals collectively.

5. dependence, subjection, or servitude.


"vassalages can be towards lords."
"vassalages can be to popes."

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