feudatory


1feu·da·to·ry

adjective \ˈfyü-də-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of FEUDATORY

1
:  owing feudal allegiance
2
:  being under the overlordship of a foreign state

Origin of FEUDATORY

Medieval Latin feudatorius, from feudare to enfeoff, from feudum
First Known Use: 1592

2feudatory

noun
plural feudatories

Definition of FEUDATORY

1
:  a dependent lordship :  fee
2
:  one holding lands by feudal tenure

First Known Use of FEUDATORY

1644

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