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No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.
Felix Adler

Meaning of "vassal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VASSAL

Via Old French from Medieval Latin vassallus, from vassus servant, of Celtic origin; compare Welsh gwas boy, Old Irish foss servant.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VASSAL

vassal  [ˈvæsəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VASSAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vassal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES VASSAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vassal

Vassal

A vassal or feudatory is a person who has entered into a mutual obligation to a lord or monarch in the context of the feudal system in medieval Europe. The obligations often included military support and mutual protection, in exchange for certain privileges, usually including the grant of land held as a fiefdom. The term can be applied to similar arrangements in other feudal societies. In contrast, a fidelity, or fidelitas, was a sworn loyalty, subject to the king.

Definition of vassal in the English dictionary

The first definition of vassal in the dictionary is a man who entered into a personal relationship with a lord to whom he paid homage and fealty in return for protection and often a fief. A great vassal was in vassalage to a king and a rear vassal to a great vassal. Other definition of vassal is a person, nation, etc, in a subordinate, suppliant, or dependent position relative to another. Vassal is also of or relating to a vassal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VASSAL


axel
ˈæksəl
cancel
ˈkænsəl
castle
ˈkɑːsəl
council
ˈkaʊnsəl
counsel
ˈkaʊnsəl
envassal
ɪnˈvæsəl
fossil
ˈfɒsəl
hassle
ˈhæsəl
hustle
ˈhʌsəl
muscle
ˈmʌsəl
Newcastle
ˈnjuːˌkɑːsəl
parcel
ˈpɑːsəl
passel
ˈpæsəl
pencil
ˈpɛnsəl
pixel
ˈpɪksəl
Russell
ˈrʌsəl
subvassal
ˈsʌbˌvæsəl
tassel
ˈtæsəl
universal
ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəl
vessel
ˈvɛsəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VASSAL

vasoinhibitory
vasomotor
vasopressin
vasopressor
vasospasm
vasospastic
vasotocin
vasotomy
vasovagal
vasovagal syncope
vassalage
vassaless
vassalise
vassalize
vassalled
vassalling
vassalry
vast
Vasthi
vastidity

WORDS THAT END LIKE VASSAL

abyssal
aglossal
byssal
colossal
constructive dismissal
dismissal
dossal
duniewassal
duniwassal
dunniewassal
glossal
great vassal
hypabyssal
hypoglossal
missal
pertussal
rear vassal
tussal
unfair dismissal
wrongful dismissal

Synonyms and antonyms of vassal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VASSAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «vassal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of vassal

Translation of «vassal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VASSAL

Find out the translation of vassal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vassal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vassal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诸侯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vasallo
570 millions of speakers

English

vassal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जागीरदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التابع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вассалом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vassalo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vassal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vassal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vasall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

臣下
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vassal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chư hầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குத்தகைதாரர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहाय्यक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vasal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vassallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wasalem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

васалом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vasal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποτελής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vasal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vassal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vassal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vassal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VASSAL»

The term «vassal» is regularly used and occupies the 64.076 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VASSAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vassal

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QUOTES WITH «VASSAL»

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Felix Adler
No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VASSAL»

Discover the use of vassal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vassal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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World History
Consequently, a lord who wanted men to fight for him had to grant each vassal a piece of land that provided for the support of the vassal and his family. In return for the land, the vassal provided his lord with his fighting skills. Each needed the  ...
William Duiker, Jackson Spielvogel, 2012
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A History of Ancient Israel and Judah
Vassal. Treaty. (This is) the treaty of Esarhaddon, king of the world, king of Assyria, son of Sennacherib, likewise king of the world, king of Assyria, with Ramataya, city-ruler of Urakazabanu, with his sons, grandsons, with all the people of ...
James Maxwell Miller, 1986
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Vassal of El: He tried to forget his past, but his past ...
At sixteen, Torren was violently torn from his family and his people and left for dead, a cripple in more ways than one.
Gloria Oliver, 2008
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The Vassal: A Story of Old Normandy
A Story of Old Normandy Laura Valentine. green wood. His eyes were fiXed on its rippling waves, and he sang at intervals snatches of old tunes, or threw a wild flower or leafy branch on the stream, and watched it float by, with a look of deep ...
Laura Valentine, 1850
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The Vassal: a Story of Old Normandy
180 THE VASSAL. ' William Clito rode rapidly through the forest path pointed out to him. He had not proceeded above a mile before the reverie he had fallen into was broken by two persons issuing suddenly from a side path, and imperfect as ...
afterwards VALENTINE JEWRY (Laura), 1850
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How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now
So was it with the treaties concluded between the Hittite emperor and his various vassal states. These agreements—conventionally known as suzerain treaties or vassal treaties, since in them the dominant party (suzerain) spells out his ...
James L. Kugel, 2008
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The Historical Prologue of the Hittite Vassal Treaties: An ...
The so-called "Historical Prologue" section in the Ancient Near Eastern treaties is characteristic of "vassal treaties" and documents pertinent to political subordination.
Amnon Altman, 2004
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A Brief History of the Western World
Under the feudal compact, the lord had no general right to collect taxes from the vassal or the peasants who lived on the vassal's fief, but in some strictly defined circumstances, a vassal was required to make payments to his lord.
Thomas Greer, Gavin Lewis, 2004
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Law and Revolution, the Formation of the Western Legal Tradition
In contrast to commercial contracts, for example, virtually all the rights and obligations of the lord-vassal contract were fixed by (customary) law and could not be altered by the will of the parties. The contractual aspect was the consent to the ...
Harold J. Berman, 2009
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Slovak History: Chronology & Lexicon
The dependent relation of the vassal to the feudal lord is known as the feudal system and was developed in western and central Europe by combining Roman law with Celtic and German-Slavic ideas of group relations. It attained its classical ...
Július Bartl, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VASSAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vassal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece and the European Union: First as Tragedy, Second as Farce …
Thus Greece became a vassal state: Nineteenth century colonialism was ... workers to enable their complicit Greek vassals to pay back the German bankers… «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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William Keegan: Greece is a browbeaten and humiliated vassal
The British are notorious in eurozone circles for having expressed doubts about the eurozone project from the start. And my Continental European friends have ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
3
New WikiLeaks Data on NSA Shows German Gov't 'Vassal' of US …
The German government is a complete vassal,” Dr. Alexander Neu said. The German lawmaker added that the scale of Germany's cooperation with US ... «Sputnik International, Jul 15»
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The Eurozone tells Greece: be a vassal or an outcast
The Eurozone is shaping to give Greece 72 hours to choose between being a vassal and an outcast. According to the terms of the latest draft statement honed ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
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​The criminalization of democracy in a Saudi vassal state
Catherine Shakdam is a political analyst, writer and commentator for the Middle East with a special focus on radical movements and Yemen. Her writings have ... «RT, Jun 15»
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Europa Universalis IV - Common Sense Will Introduce New Vassal
Europa Universalis IV - Common Sense will also offer an options to place a relative on the throne of a vassal, and their armies can be subsidized in order to ... «Softpedia News, May 15»
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Romania Is a US 'Vassal State': Former CIA Analyst
“What we have here with respect to Romania vis-à-vis the United States is what President Vladimir Putin calls a vassal state,” McGovern said on Wednesday. «Center for Research on Globalization, May 15»
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BEYOND BELIEF: THE ARCHITECTURE OF LACATON & VASSAL
ANNE LACATON AND JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL may be architects, but their real métier is doubt. Unstinting skeptics, low-key mavericks, the Paris-based ... «Artforum, Apr 15»
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Sugar Daddy Xi Jinping is effectively reducing Pakistan to a vassal
For what the Chinese embrace does is make Pakistan effectively a semi-vassal state. With the world unwilling to trust Pakistan, the latter has no other option but ... «Firstpost, Apr 15»
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Lacaton & Vassal's Lesson in Building Modestly
The French duo of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal are known for their delicate interventions, repurposing neglected structures with apparent ... «ArchDaily, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vassal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vassal>. May 2020 ».
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