Medieval Glossary


In the medieval sense a person with authority over others and usually a title of nobility that may have been either inherited or gained. Major medieval lords (such as kings) often had control over a great deal of land that they could parcel out to vassals in exchange for feudal obligations. Smaller lords might have only have one manor with which to administer their lands.

Related term(s): Nobility; Vassal; Feudal Obligation; Liege; Liege-lord; Suzerain
Category: Feudalism
Added: 08.09.04
Last modified: 01.01.05


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