1. a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
  1. owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign
    it remained feudatory to India until 1365
  2. of or pertaining to the relation of a feudal vassal to his lord
    a feudatory relationship
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How To Use feudatory In A Sentence

  • The following information concerning the government, &c., of fairyland, is taken from Aytoun: -- The queen of fairyland was a kind of feudatory sovereign under Satan, to whom she was obliged to pay _kave_, or tithe in kind; and, as her own fairy subjects strongly objected to transfer their allegiance, the quota was usually made up in children who had been stolen before the rite of baptism had been administered to them. Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century
  • There is a prodigious difference between the oblat of a saint and the feudatory of a bishop. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • They were declared vassals of the empire; but the emperor, Henry III., discontented with these feudatory conquerors, engaged Leo IX. to launch the excommunication at the head of an army of Germans. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • Peasants attacked landlords and burned tax and feudatory documents, tax collectors were beaten or worse, and lawyers were attacked because of their association with the landed classes.
  • After Conrad Otto's death in Sicily (1191), a new war of succession broke out between the brothers Ottokar and Henry Wladislaw: to avoid bloodshed, the latter renounced in 1197 his claims to Bohemia, accepting Moravia as a margraviate feudatory to the Bohemian crown. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman
  • He declared himself feudatory lieutenant of the pope, paid about eight thousand pounds sterling in ready money to the legate A Philosophical Dictionary
  • Satraps of both the empires assumed power in their own feudatory territories, the most important of the Vijayanagara remnants were the Nayaks of Madurai.
  • a feudatory relationship
  • The Bakufu insisted that to convey such a document direct from the Throne to a feudatory was a plain trespass upon the shogun's authority. A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era
  • With most of these ‘native states’ the British had formal treaties that specified the terms and nature of their power and that directly established a feudatory link with the Crown of England.
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