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feudalism
an organized system of government where local lords ruled their own lands but owed military service and support to a greater lord
a type of government
vassal
in medieval Europe, a lord (ruler) who was given land in return for service and loyalty to a greater lord (ruler)
a person who was given land but he had to help the ruler who had given him the land
knight
a noble in Europe who was a warrior and rode a horse for a ruler
soldier who rode a horse when fighting in battle
tournament
a pretend battle where knights would compete against each other to show off their fighting skills
torneo
autocrat
a ruler who has complete authority
a ruler that has all the power
patriarch
the highest church officer in a major city
most important church officer
dynasty
a ruling family
when a whole family has all the power
gentry
wealthy, landowning class
a group of people who are very rich and own a lot of land

(gente rico)
shogun
supreme military commander who had more power than the emperor
a very powerful soldier
(soldado muy fuerte)
daimyo
warrior lord below the shogun in power
from Japan
first=shogun
second=daimyo

segundo soldado
samurai
member of the warrior class in Japan
a soldier in the fighting class
no fear of death
bushido
code of conduct for a samurai in Japan
the rules for how a soldier should act