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feudatory

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

Definition of feudatory

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

Origin and Etymology of feudatory

Medieval Latin feudatorius, from feudare to enfeoff, from feudum


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feudatory

noun

Definition of feudatory

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

First Known Use of feudatory

1644

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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