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A political and economic system in which large land owners or lords gave land and
protection to people in return for their service to the land holder.
A king or a queen.
A high ranking person in the feudal society.
A noble who gives land to another noble; a landholder
A person who receives land and protection from a feudal lord in return for loyalty to that lord.
A feudal estate, particularly in medieval Europe. Can also include a title, an office, or anything else of value.
Oath of Fealty
A feudal oath of loyalty sworn to a lord in exchanged for an award of land.
An expression of public honer or respect; in feudalism, the ceremonial recognition of allegiance to a lord shown by a vassal.
Faithful to a person, custom, or idea
The castle and estate of a feudal lord.
Needing no help from others.
Lord of the manor
A member of the nobility who was responsible for the function of the manor.
A member to the lowest feudal class, bound to the land and whoever owned the land.
The agreement between lords and vassals or lords of the manor and serfs.
A group of people organized or classified by rank or authority.
The group of people who have been organized for religious services.
What was the most important source of power in the middle ages?