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tenant in chief

or ten·ant-in-chief

noun
  1. a feudal vassal who holds land directly from the king.
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Origin of tenant in chief

First recorded in 1600–10
Also called ten·ant in cap·i·te [kap-i-tee] /ˈkæp ɪ ti/.
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