Medieval Glossary

Milites Majores

Latin for the primary vassals. These would be the most important and/or most trusted vassals of a liege-lord. These vassals might also be referred to as primi milites.

Related term(s): Vassal; Liege-Lord; Primi Milites; Milites Minores
Category: Military - General
Added: 11.01.04
Source information: Contamine, Phillippe. War in the Middle Ages. trans. Michael Jones. Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1984. 40.


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