Definition of vassal

Definition of vassal
  1. vassal Noun The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who keeps land of a superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him, normally a lord of a manor; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
  2. vassal Noun A subject; a dependant; a servant; a slave.
  3. vassal Adjective Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
  4. vassal Verb To treat as a vassal or to reduce to the position of a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.
  5. vassal Verb To subordinate to someone or something.
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