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Feudalism
an economic system
one noble promising in exchange for rights
agriculture
comitatus
followers
members swore alligance to leader
relationship of mutual protection
lord
provides vassal w/protection
wealthy landowner
vassal
servant
pledged to carry out duties to lord
gave oath of fealty
oath of fealty
fairly straight forward
vassal promise loayalty to lord
benefice
benefiet
first onces given by church
money given by lord to vassal
immunity
let vassal make own laws
vassals can run own court
relief
inheritance tax
vassal heir payed
leige lord
head lord
at top of pyramid
manor
an estate
spread out from castle or large house
cottges
3 feilds-rotate
peasants/tenants/serfs
live in manors
farmhands
depended on lord
more freedom than slve-little freedom
could not leave manor w/out lord's approval
heriot
when serf inheirts ;and has to pay fee
merchet
when serf's daughter gets married has to pay fee to let her leave moor
freemen
serfs wo enjoy full rights of citizenship
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