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- Noun

Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery; as, the Greeks were held in vassalage by the Turks.

- Noun

Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal; valor; prowess; courage.

- Noun

The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.

- Noun

Vassals, collectively; vassalry.

- Noun

A territory held in vassalage.

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