- the state or condition of a vassal.
- homage or service required of a vassal.
- a territory held by a vassal.
- vassals collectively.
- dependence, subjection, or servitude.
- (esp in feudal society)
- the condition of being a vassal or the obligations to which a vassal was liable
- the relationship between a vassal and his lord
- subjection, servitude, or dependence in general
- rare vassals collectively
c.1300, from Old French vassalage, from vassal (see vassal).