Medieval Glossary


The act of homage could be 1) the ceremony during which a man, kneeling, gave his joined hands to be clasped by his lord and undertook to serve the lord, 2) any act in which a vassal fulfills his obligations to his lord, or 3) the tenants of a manor who assembled in the Court-baron.

Related term(s): Vassal; Lord; Feudal Obligation; Court-baron; Fealty; Aid
Category: Feudalism
Added: 08.09.04
Last modified: 10.09.05
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter
Source information: Kenyon, J.P. The Wordsworth Dictionary of British History. Wordsworth Editions, 1998.


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