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20 terms

Anglo-Saxon and Medieval

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Scop
an old English bard or poet
Bard
A lyric poet
Lyric
A short poem of songlike quality
Druid
A pre-christian priest among the Celts of ancient Britain
Knight
A person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry
Chivalry
A code of honor intended to govern knightly behavior
Serf
A person who is bound to the land and owned by the federal lord
Feaudalism
A political and economic system based on the premise that the king owned all the land
Bleak
Offering little or no hope
Decade
ten years
Loot
Steal goods
Flourish
grow stronger
Truce
A state of peace agreed to oppnents so they discuss peace terms
Dowry
Money or property brought by a women to her husband at marriage
Reign
Ther period during which a monarch is sovereign
Sovereign
A nations ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
Democracy
The political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representative
Guild
A formal association of people with similar interests
Sanitation
The state of being clean and conducive to health
abdication
a formal resignation and renounciation of powers