feudatory

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From the Latin feudātōrius, from the Mediaeval Latin feudāre (to enfeoff), from feudum, feodum.

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feudatory (not comparable)

  1. Relating to feudalism, feudal.

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feudatory (plural feudatories)

  1. A feudal vassal.
  2. A feudal territory, a fief.
    • 2016, Peter H. Wilson, The Holy Roman Empire, Penguin 2017, p. 587:
      Henry VII granted a privilege in 1309 endorsing the three valleys as self-governing rural feudatories forming their own imperial bailiwick directly under him.
  3. A fee paid by such a vassal to hold land.

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