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Meaning of VASSALAGE

Pronunciation:  'vasulij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of a serf
 

VASSALAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: serfdom, serfhood
 
 See Also: servitude

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vas"sal*age\, n. [OE. vassalage, F. vasselage, LL.
vassallaticum.]
1. The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.

2. Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery; as,
   the Greeks were held in vassalage by the Turks.

3. A territory held in vassalage. ``The Countship of Foix,
   with six territorial vassalages.'' --Milman.

4. Vassals, collectively; vassalry. [R.] --Shak.

5. Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal;
   valor; prowess; courage. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

 

 

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