A person to whom a feud had been granted by his superior. See 2 Bl Comm 46.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Feudatory — Feu da*to*ry, n.; pl. {Feudatories}. A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief. [1913 Webster] The grantee . . . was styled the feudatory or vassal. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feudatory — Feu da*to*ry, a. Held from another on some conditional tenure; as, a feudatory title. Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feudatory — [fyo͞o′də tôr΄ē] n. pl. feudatories [ML feodatorius < feodare, to enfeoff < feodum, feudum: see FEUD2] 1. a person holding land by feudal tenure 2. the land held; fief adj. 1. of the feudal relationship between vassal and lord 2 …   English World dictionary

  • feudatory — feodatory, or feudatory /fyuwdat(a)riy/ In feudal law, the grantee of a feod, feud, or fee; the vassal or tenant who held his estate by feudal service. Blackstone uses feudatory. 2 Bl.Comm. 46 …   Black's law dictionary

  • feudatory — 1. adjective /ˈfjuːdətəɹɪ/ Relating to feudalism, feudal. See Also: feudatory state 2. noun /ˈfjuːdətəɹɪ/ a) A feudal vassal. b) …   Wiktionary

  • feudatory — I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin feudatorius, from feudare to enfeoff, from feudum Date: 1592 1. owing feudal allegiance 2. being under the overlordship of a foreign state II. noun (plural ries) Date: 1644 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feudatory — /fyooh deuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. feudatories, adj. n. 1. a person who holds lands by feudal tenure; a feudal vassal. 2. a fief or fee. adj. 3. (of a kingdom or state) under the overlordship of another sovereign or state. 4. (of a feudal… …   Universalium

  • feudatory — feu·da·to·ry || fjuːdÉ™tÉ”rɪ / tÉ™rɪ n. vassal, peasant, serf; feudal estate, fief, fee; tenure, occupancy adj. under the rule of another king or country; owing allegiance to a feudal lord …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feudatory — [ fju:dət(ə)ri] historical adjective owing feudal allegiance. noun (plural feudatories) a person who held land under the feudal system. Origin C16: from med. L. feudatorius, from feudare enfeoff , from feudum (see fee) …   English new terms dictionary

  • feudatory — feu·da·to·ry …   English syllables

  • feudatory — feu•da•to•ry [[t]ˈfyu dəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] n. pl. ries, adj. 1) why a person who holds lands by feudal tenure; feudal vassal 2) why a fief or fee 3) why (of a kingdom or state) under the overlordship of another sovereign or state 4) why (of a… …   From formal English to slang

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