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Feudalism

the system of service between a lord and the vassals who have sworn loyalty to the lord; political order; under feudalism, nobles governed and protected people in return for services

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Vassal

a person under the protection of a lord to whom he has vowed loyalty; a low-ranking noble under the protection of a feudal lord

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Fief

a feudal estate belonging to a vassal

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Knight

A mounted man-at-arms serving a feudal superior

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Chivalry

the system, spirit, or customs of medieval knighthood

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Serf

A member of the peasant class tied to the land and subject to the will of the landowner

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Guild

a group of merchants or craftsmen during medieval times; a group of merchants or craftspeople

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Military

Of or relating to soldiers, arms, or war, the armed forces