Definition of vassal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    vassal

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈvæsl//
     
     
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  1. 1a man in the Middle Ages who promised to fight for and be loyal to a king or other powerful owner of land, in return for being given land to live on
  2. 2 a country that depends on and is controlled by another country a vassal state
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