vassalage

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From Old French vassalage (French vasselage), from vassal.

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vassalage (countable and uncountable, plural vassalages)

  1. The state of being a vassal.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 26:
      Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage
      Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit ...

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