[ vas-uh-lij ]
/ ˈvæs ə lɪdʒ /


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

Origin of vassalage

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French; see vassal, -age

Related forms

sub·vas·sal·age, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vassalage


/ (ˈvæsəlɪdʒ) /


(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
subjection, servitude, or dependence in general
rare vassals collectively
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