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feudalism
an organized system of government where local lords(rulers) governed their own lands but owed military service to a greater lord (ruler)
a ruler owns land and fights for a bigger ruler
vassal
a lord was given land and in return he had to give support and loyalty to a greater lord (ruler)
one ruler helping a more important ruler
knight
a noble in Europe who served as a mounted warrior for a lord in the Middle Ages
a soldier who fought on a horse
tournament
a pretend battle where knights would compete against one another to show off their fighting skills
a pretend fight to shown who was the better soldier
autocrat
a ruler who has complete authority
dictator
patriarch
highest church officer in a major city
a ruler in the church
dynasty
ruling family
a whole family has power
gentry
wealthy, landowning class
gente rico
shogun
supreme military commander who had more power than the emperor
a soldier with alot of power
daimyo
a warrior lord directly below the shogun in feudal Japan
Primero: Shogun
Segundo: Daimyo
samurai
member of the warrior class in Japanese feudal society
a soldier in the group of Japanese fighters
no fear of death
bushido
code of conduct for samurai during the feudal period in Japan
set of rules for a soldier