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7th Social Studies

UNIT 3 VOCABULARY

TermDefinition
Shogun A military governor who ruled Japan
Feudalism A political order where nobles governed and protected people in return for services
Plague A disease that spreads quickly and kills many people
Heresy Ideas that go against Church teachings
Concordat An agreement between the pope and the ruler of a country
Theology The study of religious faith, practice, experience
Vassal A low ranking noble under the protection of a feudal lord
Meditation Mental exercise to reach a greater spiritual awareness
Missionary A person who is sent by a religious organization to teach the religion
Mass Catholic religious worship service
Martial Art Sport involving combat and self-defense
Grand Jury A group of citizens that decides if a person should be accused of a crime
Sect A religious group
Fjord A narrow body of water between steep cliffs where the sea cuts into the land
Reconquista The Christian “reconquest” of the Iberian peninsula from the Muslims
Anti-Semitism Hatred and mistreatment of Jews
Guild A group of merchants or craftspeople
Vernacular The everyday spoken language of a region
Knight A warrior on horseback who fought for a superior
Trial Jury A group of citizens that decides whether an accused person is innocent or guilty
Serf A peasant who was tied to the land and its owner
Fief The land granted to a vassal by a noble
Chivalry The system of rules and customs of being a knight
Samurai A warrior who served a Japanese daimyo or lord
Scholasticism A way of thinking that combined faith and reasoning
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