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Synonyms for feudatory

a person holding a fief

owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign

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The town's governor, a Christian named Harith (Aretas) ibn-Kaleb, although a feudatory of Dhu-Nuwas, resented his status as a vassal to the Jewish king (he may also have not performed his feudal duties in the war against Aidug).
and the grantee, who had the use and possession, according to the terms of the grant, was stiled the feudatory.
Yet as Clive Chipkin notes 'Bedford Park was a brave attempt at social advancement; Parktown was essentially atavistic and feudatory, a step backwards in time'.
Thus, both terms are presented as semi-synonyms with the approximate meaning 'feudatory/sharecropper/concessionaire/lessee', in the sense of 'someone who takes possession of or manages the property of another', and who can therefore be called "his feudatory, etc.
The Singhs -- it was one of Anant's forefathers, Rao Giriraj Singh, who became a Sikh after marrying into the ruling family of a Patiala feudatory -- have shown entrepreneurial zeal and run the place without any marketing tie- up.
Based on their reading of a passage in the late 14th-century chronicle (folio 21b), Slusser assigns a number of Nepali Visnu sculptures to the brief reign of abhira feudatory Visnugupta who usurped political power from the de jure Licchavis and was assassinated later by Narendradeva in A.
1 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765-69) at 108, where proprietary governments are described as having been "granted out by the crown to individuals, in the nature of feudatory principalities, with all the inferior regalities, and subordinate powers of legislation, which formerly belonged to the owners of counties-palatine: yet still with these express conditions, that the ends for which the grant was made be substantially pursued, and that nothing be attempted which may derogate from the sovereignty of the mother-country.
It is worth asking, however, whether propertied women's participation in trade depended more on wealth or social rank, for the Cretan sources offer far more evidence for humble women's participation than for feudatory women's.