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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vas·sal /ˈvæsəl/
 諸侯,奴僕(a.)諸侯的,奴僕的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vas·sal n.
 1. Feud. Law The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who holds land of a superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
 2. A subject; a dependent; a servant; a bondman; a slave.  “The vassals of his anger.”
 Rear vassal, the vassal of a vassal; an arriere vassal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vas·sal, a. Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
    The sun and every vassal star.   --Keble.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vas·sal, v. t. To treat as a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 vassal
      n : a person holding a fief [syn: liege, liegeman, liege
          subject, feudatory]