1. The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.
2. Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery; as, the Greeks were held in vassalage by the Turks.
3. A territory held in vassalage. “The Countship of Foix, with six territorial vassalages.”
4. Vassals, collectively; vassalry. [R.]
5. Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal; valor; prowess; courage. [Obs.]
n : the state of a serf [syn: serfdom, serfhood]