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Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
William Ellery Channing

Meaning of "vassalage" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VASSALAGE

vassalage  [ˈvæsəlɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VASSALAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vassalage is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES VASSALAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vassalage

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 vassalage in the English dictionary

The first definition of vassalage in the dictionary is the condition of being a vassal or the obligations to which a vassal was liable. Other definition of vassalage is the relationship between a vassal and his lord. Vassalage is also subjection, servitude, or dependence in general.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VASSALAGE


acknowledge
əkˈnɒlɪdʒ
assemblage
əˈsɛmblɪdʒ
barrelage
ˈbærəlɪdʒ
cartilage
ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ
college
ˈkɒlɪdʒ
consulage
ˈkɒnsəlɪdʒ
Coolidge
ˈkuːlɪdʒ
diallage
ˈdaɪəlɪdʒ
haulage
ˈhɔːlɪdʒ
knowledge
ˈnɒlɪdʒ
milage
ˈmaɪlɪdʒ
mileage
ˈmaɪlɪdʒ
petrolage
ˈpɛtrəlɪdʒ
privilege
ˈprɪvɪlɪdʒ
scaffolage
ˈskæfəlɪdʒ
silage
ˈsaɪlɪdʒ
tillage
ˈtɪlɪdʒ
victualage
ˈvɪtəlɪdʒ
victuallage
ˈvɪtəlɪdʒ
village
ˈvɪlɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VASSALAGE

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE VASSALAGE

anlage
bricolage
camouflage
collage
curtilage
etalage
fishing village
fuselage
global village
Greenwich Village
holiday village
maquillage
millage
moulage
pillage
plage
scalage
stealage
tutelage
Vorlage

Synonyms and antonyms of vassalage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VASSALAGE»

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

Translation of «vassalage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VASSALAGE

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

Translator English - Chinese

家臣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vasallaje
570 millions of speakers

English

vassalage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग़ुलामी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قطيعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вассалитет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vassalagem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামন্তবর্গ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vassalité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vassalage
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

隷属
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신하
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vassalage
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tình trạng lệ thuộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

vassalage
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहाय्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vasallık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vassallaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podległość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

васалітет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vasalitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποτέλειας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slawerny
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vasallstat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vasallitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vassalage

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VASSALAGE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VASSALAGE» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «VASSALAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vassalage.
1
William Ellery Channing
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VASSALAGE»

Discover the use of vassalage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vassalage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ritual in Early Modern Europe
trying to clarify the exact nature of vassalage, the vassalage ritual was the starting point for any interpretation of the relationship. The ritual had three essential phases. The first was called the homage, which consisted of two distinct acts.
Edward Muir, 2005
2
Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages
Another symbolic interpretation of the ritual of entry into vassalage dating from the late thirteenth century may be found in one of those rare texts that give symbolic explanations of certain points in the rites of vassalage, the Speculum juris of ...
Jacques Le Goff, 1980
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International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science
Dependency and servitude were forms of heteronomous subordination between a warrior and an unarmed commoner.4 In analogy to the obligation incurred by vassalage, the commoner owed encompassing fidelity and obedience as well as  ...
Andrew Linklater, 2000
4
The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the ...
Vassalage: An Organizational Innovation The emergence of the samurai as the dominant class in Japan was conditioned upon the development of their own hierarchical network of (unequal) reciprocity, or vassalage. Distinctively different from ...
Eiko Ikegami, 1995
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The Knight Without the Sword: A Social Landscape of Malorian ...
The Politics of Loyalty and Friendship Romance, Vassalage, and Camaraderie The ideas of vassalage and camaraderie are central to the medieval epic and romance of chivalry. The Chanson de Roland provides one of the earliest examples.
Hyonjin Kim, 2000
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Studies in Medieval & Renaissance Culture: Breaching Boundaries
The. Rite. of. Vassalage. in. Havelok. the. Dane. LIAM. O. PURDON. Recent studies of Havelok the Dane have begun to elucidate the poem's complex feudal dimension several ways. They have examined the poet's knowledge and treatment ...
Paul Maurice Clogan, 1994
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Feudalism
Chapter Three FEUDALISM AND THE CAROLINGIAN STATE I. The Place of Vassalage in the Carolingian State The development of vassalage and the granting of benefices to vassals were in part, as we have seen, the consequences of a ...
François Louis Ganshof, 1964
8
Fiefs and Vassals: The Medieval Evidence Reinterpreted
2 VASSALAGE AND THE NORMS OF MEDIEVAL SOCIAL RELATIONS 2.1. The concept of vassalage BEFORE one can criticize the concept of vassalage as it is used in discussions of feudo-vassalic relations it is necessary to indicate as ...
Susan Reynolds, 1996
9
The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, ...
If the Occitan nobility was often resistant to the tie of vassalage, why should troubadours incorporate it into their metaphors for the relationship between lover and courtly lady or domna? What resonances would such metaphors have?
Linda M. Paterson, 1995
10
Knights on the Frontier: The Moorish Guard of the Kings of ...
Many historians have therefore considered Granada a vassal kingdom of Castile, forgetting one of the fundamental conditions of feudal vassalage contracts, the temporality of the vassalage bond. This was also applicable to vassalage ...
Ana Echevarría, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VASSALAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vassalage 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 …
The road to vassalage is rooted deep in the psyche of the political class. ... monetary system were evident and did not require EU membership (or vassalage). «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
2
Greece's Lesson For Russia
Then Russia, China, and Iran would have a better possibility of reaching accommodation with the US on terms other than vassalage. Russia and China, having ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
3
Crusader Kings II - The Horse Lords Arrives on July 14, Is Filled with …
... to control not a nation but a dynasty, which means that marriages, vassalage and intrigue are more important than in other titles focused on the same period. «Softpedia News, Jun 15»
4
America's Pursuit of Empire. Washington's Post-Cold War …
Washington became accustomed to Yeltsin's compliance and absorbed itself in its Middle Eastern wars, expecting Vladimir Putin to continue Russia's vassalage ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jun 15»
5
Crusader Kings II Will Add Dynamic Mercenaries, New Tributary …
The biggest of those included in the new diary is a change to vassalage which adds tributaries and allows players to create new relations with the other states ... «Softpedia News, Jun 15»
6
Syriza: Plunder, Pillage and Prostration: How the 'Hard Left …
... end vassalage to the 'Troika' and pursue an independent foreign policy. .... is translated into international vassalage and anti-austerity becomes pragmatic ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jun 15»
7
“Nuclear War our Likely Future”: Russia and China won't accept US …
Dr Roberts believes that neither Russia, nor China will meanwhile accept the so-called“vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of ... «Center for Research on Globalization, May 15»
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Ex-Reagan Official Warns: N-War Future Is Likely, China And Russia …
He is sure that neither Russia nor China will accept the so-called "vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, ... «News Every day, May 15»
9
Why NATO is terrified of Russia
Natural resources were also essentially the reason for reducing Iran to a Western vassalage. That never had anything to do with Tehran developing a nuclear ... «OpEdNews, May 15»
10
Epic to Romance
It was circumscribed by the ties of lordship and vassalage, by the recollection of fiefs and honours and well-known shrines, by the sacred bond of ... «First Things, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vassalage [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vassalage>. Mar 2020 ».
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