Medieval Glossary


A parcel of land that a lord grants a vassal to fulfill the obligation of maintenance, one of the two main obligations of a lord to his vassal. In exchange for this land, the vassal must provide the lord with other obligations.

Related term(s): Feudal Obligation; Maintenance; Fee; Feudum; Vassal; Lord
Category: Feudalism
Added: 06.30.04
Last modified: 01.01.05


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