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Origin of vassal
OTHER WORDS FROM vassalvas·sal·less, adjectivenon·vas·sal, nounsub·vas·sal, nounun·der·vas·sal, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vassalvassal , vessel
Words nearby vassal
Example sentences from the Web for vassal
Paola Dionisotti as Lady Anya Waynwood Lady Anya Waynwood is the head of House Waynwood, a powerful vassal to House Arryn.Meet Game of Thrones’ Sexy New Season 4 Cast: The Red Viper, Porn Stars, and More|Marlow Stern|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which, according to party orthodoxy, would have been an economically backward, single-ideology vassal state of the Soviet Union.
I have dared to relate this to your Majesty because of my zeal as a loyal vassal, and as one who looks at things dispassionately.
As vassal of the Crown and prince of the blood, Conde was bound to obey the summons of his sovereign.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
After all he was a Moslem, and a Turkish vassal, and a consistent contemner of Russians, so wherefore should he stand aside?The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
Each of these vassal states was made to pay handsomely for its new acquisitions.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
I loved you from the first—not like a vassal either—and will always love you.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
British Dictionary definitions for vassal
- a person, nation, etc, in a subordinate, suppliant, or dependent position relative to another
- (as modifier)vassal status
Derived forms of vassalvassal-less, adjective
Word Origin for vassal
Cultural definitions for vassal
Under feudalism, a subordinate who placed himself in service to a lord in return for the lord's protection.