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Feudilism terms

TermsDefinitions
Abbot The "term" headed a monastery
Feudalism An economic an political system
Hierarchy A group of people organized by rank and authority
Oath of Fealty A feudal oath of loyalty sworn to a lord in exchange for an award of land
Rule of law The exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws
Serf A peasant who belongs to the land They amount to a slave
Fallow A field, plowed and harrowed but not sown to restore its fertility
Clergy The men and women of prayer
Excommunication A censure used to deprive membership to a church
Manor The land on which a lord lives
self-sufficient someone or something doesn't need help from anything
Tithe one tenth of annual produce or earnings,taken as a tax for the support of the church and clergy.
guild An association of people who share the same craft
Common good something good for all people or the majority of people
knight the lord pays the "term" to fight and protect him
Monarch a king, queen, or emperor
lord the ruler of a manor
noble people in a position of power
homage special honor or respect shown publicly.
vassal a holder of land
feif a person's sphere of operation or control
interdependent two or more things or people that relate to each other and are dependent on each other
investiture the action of formally investing a person with honors or rank.
power struggle who will have control over important areas
monastey a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows.
convent a Christian community under monastic vows
abbess a woman who is the head of an abbey of nuns
monk a member of a religious community of men typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
nun a member of a religious community of women
pope the head of the catholic church
salvation deliverance from sin and its consequences
rights you have the "term" to do somthing
Created by: minezboy