fealty

fealty: see feudalism.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on fealty from Fact Monster:

  • feudalism - feudalism feudalism , form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the ...
  • Guimarães - Guimarães Guimarães , city (1991 est. pop. 48,200), Braga dist., NW Portugal, in ...
  • Berengar II - Berengar II Berengar II , d. 966, marquis of Ivrea. In 950 he made himself and his son joint kings ...
  • Ladislaus I, king of Hungary - Ladislaus I Ladislaus I or Saint Ladislaus, 1040–95, king of Hungary (1077–95). He ...
  • investiture - investiture investiture, in feudalism, ceremony by which an overlord transferred a fief to a vassal ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Ancient History, Middle Ages and Feudalism