from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person holding land by feudal fee; a vassal.
- n. A feudal fee.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the feudal relationship between vassal and lord.
- adj. Owing feudal homage or allegiance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to feudalism, feudal.
- n. A feudal vassal.
- n. A fee paid by such a vassal to hold land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief.
- adj. Held from another on some conditional tenure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding or held from another on feudal tenure. See feudal.
- n. A tenant or vassal holding his lands of a superior on condition of military or feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief. See feudal.
- n. A fief.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign
- n. a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
- adj. of or pertaining to the relation of a feudal vassal to his lord
Medieval Latin feudatōrius, from feudātus, past participle of feudāre, to enfeoff, from feudum, fee, fief; see feud2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin feudātōrius, from the Mediaeval Latin feudāre ("to enfeoff"), from feudum, feodum. (Wiktionary)