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Feudalism

a political system based on bonds of loyalty between lords and vassals

vassal

in feudalism, nobles who held land from and served a higher-ranking lord, and in return was given protection

fief

under feudalism, the land a lord granted to a vassal in exchange for military service and loyalty

knight

in the Middle Age, a noble warrior who fought on horseback

serf

peasants laborer bound by law to the land of nobles

guild

the medieval business group formed by craftsman and merchants