feudatory

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

Definition of feudatory 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : owing feudal allegiance

2 : being under the overlordship of a foreign state

feudatory

noun
plural feudatories

Definition of feudatory (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a dependent lordship : fee

2 : one holding lands by feudal tenure

First Known Use of feudatory

Adjective

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for feudatory

Adjective

Medieval Latin feudatorius, from feudare to enfeoff, from feudum

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