Definition of vassal:
- "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.