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  1. the state or condition of a vassal.
  2. homage or service required of a vassal.
  3. a territory held by a vassal.
  4. vassals collectively.
  5. dependence, subjection, or servitude.

Origin of vassalage

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French; see vassal, -age
Related formssub·vas·sal·age, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (esp in feudal society)
    1. the condition of being a vassal or the obligations to which a vassal was liable
    2. the relationship between a vassal and his lord
  2. subjection, servitude, or dependence in general
  3. rare vassals collectively
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Word Origin and History for vassalage

c.1300, from Old French vassalage, from vassal (see vassal).

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