tenant in chief

or ten·ant-in-chief


noun

a feudal vassal who holds land directly from the king.

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Also called ten·ant in cap·i·te [kap-i-tee] /ˈkæp ɪ ti/.

Origin of tenant in chief

First recorded in 1600–10
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