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 milites majores.
Related term(s): Vassal; Liege-lord; Milites Majores; Secundi Milites
Category: Military - General
Source information: Contamine, Phillippe. War in the Middle Ages. trans. Michael Jones. Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1984. 40.