What’s A Feudal Lord?

The word feudal is confusing because it is used in two ways. Feud is a Middle-English and French word meaning, strife or quarrel between families, clans, etc. But the word feud (also spelled feod) is a Middle Latin word of Greek origin meaning “law”. The Greek word refers to a “fee” or “feudal benefice”. During the Middle Ages in Europe, the “feudal system” was based upon the relationship of a “vassal” to the Lord. The vassal placed himself under the protection of the Lord. The vassal promised loyalty and service (or they were a slave). The Lord was the proprietor of the feudal land.

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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