Definition of vassal :
1. A subject; a dependent; a servant; a slave.
2. Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
3. The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who holds land of superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
4. To treat as a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.
servant (part of speech: noun)
hand, aide, aide-de-camp, agent, assistant, helpmate, employee, pawn, deputy, flunky, menial, helper, laborer, henchman, peon, auxiliary, volunteer, lieutenant, underling, serf, helping hand, subordinate, junior, subject, chattel, slave, help, aid, worker, servant
- There were thirty kings of the First Dynasty, reigning from 700 to 1335. During the reign of one of these the Songhay kingdom became the vassal kingdom of Melle, then at the height of its glory. - "The Negro", W.E.B. Du Bois.
- However, there is one comfort, we shall not be among the defeated; for our lord, and his father and his grandfather before, him, have ever been with England, and Sir Eustace, having an English wife and mother, and being a vassal of the English crown for his estates in England, will assuredly take their part in case of a quarrel. - "At Agincourt", G. A. Henty.
- Although he might have bided his time to assemble his people and revenge himself, he determined to depart alone, and to hide himself and die exiled from his kingdom and state, in a province called Ciguay, of which the ruler was his vassal. - "Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings", Francis Augustus MacNutt.