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feudatory

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adjective feu·da·to·ry \ˈfyü-də-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of feudatory

  1. 1 :  owing feudal allegiance

  2. 2 :  being under the overlordship of a foreign state



Origin and Etymology of feudatory

Medieval Latin feudatorius, from feudare to enfeoff, from feudum


First Known Use: 1592


2

feudatory

noun feu·da·to·ry

Definition of feudatory

plural

feudatories

  1. 1 :  a dependent lordship :  fee

  2. 2 :  one holding lands by feudal tenure



1644

First Known Use of feudatory

1644


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