feudal lord

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Noun1.feudal lord - a man of rank in the ancient regimefeudal lord - a man of rank in the ancient regime
liege lord, liege - a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
overlord, lord, master - a person who has general authority over others
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An the young bride had conveyed notice, as in duty bound, to her feudal lord and proper master and protector the bishop, she had suffered no loss, for the said bishop could have got a dispensation making him, for temporary con- veniency, eligible to the exercise of his said right, and thus would she have kept all she had.
Yet why should they build and strive, when the first adventurer who passed would set torch to their thatch, and when their own feudal lord would wring from them with blows and curses the last fruits of their toil?
Who knows whether or not these industrious worthies do not pay to their feudal lord some dues for his protection?"
In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.
All the great feudal lords in Europe were pledging their lands and pawning their plate to fit out men-at-arms so that they might join the grand armies of Christendom and win renown in the Holy Wars.
"Inform myself whether, after the example of the ancient feudal lords, M.
A poor, degraded, downtrodden, ignorant, superstitious people, they were; accustomed for generations to the heel of first one invader and then another and in the interims, when there were any, the heels of their feudal lords and their rapacious monarchs.
Saeeda Begum, wife of Malk Ghulam Haider Thind (the most strong feudal lord who has been disqualified by the court to contest election) is contesting against Ch Ashgar on PTI ticket but considered a weak candidate.
KUNRI -- Sindh IG on Wednesday suspended Station House Officer (SHO) of Kunri police station for apologizing from intoxicated feudal lord in Umerkot district.
QILA DIDAR SINGH -- A 12-year-old girl of Soyan Wala village was allegedly sold out by a feudal lord at whose house she worked as a housemaid here the other day.
Narrating story of his son's murder back in his hometown 3 years ago, Jalal said that a feudal lord of the area had allegedly conspired murder of his son to take revenge of his humiliation as members of his family had disobeyed him.
HYDERABAD -- SSP Hyderabad Irfan Baloch has taken notice of May 5 incident in a village in which 2 brothers were beaten by henchmen of a local feudal lord and were later handed over to the police which booked the victims in a FIR.