from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being a vassal.
- n. The service, homage, and fealty required of a vassal.
- n. A position of subordination or subjection; servitude.
- n. The land held by a vassal; a fief.
- n. Vassals, especially those of a particular lord, considered as a group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being a vassal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.
- n. Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery.
- n. A territory held in vassalage.
- n. Vassals, collectively; vassalry.
- n. Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal; valor; prowess; courage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a vassal or feudatory; hence, the obligations of that state; the service required of a vassal.
- n. Servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery.
- n. A territory held in vassalage; a fee or fief.
- n. Vassals or subjects collectively.
- n. Preëminence, as of one having vassals; hence, valor; prowess; courage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of a serf
From Old French vassalage (French vasselage), from vassal. (Wiktionary)