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Definition of Vassal


  1. The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who holds land of superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
  2. A subject; a dependent; a servant; a slave.
  3. Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
  4. To treat as a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.

Vassal Translations

vassal in Dutch is vazal, leenman
vassal in German is Vasall, Vasalls
vassal in Spanish is vasallo