vassalage

noun vas·sal·age \ ˈva-sə-lij \

Definition of vassalage

1 :a position of subordination or submission (as to a political power)
2 :the state of being a vassal
3 :the homage, fealty, or services due from a vassal

Origin and Etymology of vassalage

Middle English, "knightly prowess, state of a vassal," borrowed from Anglo-French, "courage, exploit" from vassal "worthy man, vassal" + -age -age


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