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fief
a landholding granted by a lord to a vassal in a feudal system
king
a male head of a royal family who reigns for life as a monarch
lord
a person who rules, esp. on the basis of property right
lady
a woman of the aristocracy; noblewoman
vassal
in the Middle Ages, one who was granted the use of land in return for allegiance and service to a feudal lord
homage
a formal, public pledge of allegiance to a feudal lord by a tenant or vassal
peasant
a member of the class of farm laborers and small farmers, esp. in Europe
noble
a person of aristocratic status or birth
loyalty
the condition of being faithful
knight
in medieval times, a warrior on horseback, esp. one who had served an apprenticeship and followed a strict code of conduct
squire
a young nobleman who served as a knight's attendant
page
a young person who attends someone of authority such as a king