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MR. Guaron

world history test

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Nuns female member of a religious order (especially Catholic)
Fief A unit of land held by a vassal from a lord in return for military service
Feudal contact
tournaments series of athletic competitions or games culminating in a championship match
common law law which is determined by judges, method of lawmaking that began in England; unwritten law, law that is based on past legal decisions
magna carta British constitutional charter which limited the power of kings and was signed by King John I in 1215; constitution ensuring rights and liberties
chivalry complicated code of behavior/ethics for knights, based on telling the truth, keeping one's word and protecting those weaker than oneself
wergild If property was stolen, or someone was injured or killed, the guilty person would have to pay wergild to the victim's family or to the owner of the property.
Abbess woman who is the superior of a convent, woman who is in charge of a convent
clergy people who work in religious ministry (rabbis, priests, etc.)
schism division into two factions, separation into opposing parties
patriarch male head of a church; male head of a family
knight medieval warrior; man who holds an honorary nonhereditary rank
estate extensive piece of land usually with a large house on it; person's property, wealth, possessions; status, social standing, rank
vassal tenant-farmer, one who gave total allegiance to a feudal lord in return for protection and the right to occupy and cultivate land, serf; subordinate; servant, enslaved person
bishopric diocese; office or position of bishop
monastery community of monks, residence of a community of monks
crusades medieval military expedition by European Christians to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims;
monk hermit, male member of a religious order
pope head of Roman Catholic church, Bishop of Rome, pontiff
feudalism political and social system of medieval Europe in which vassals were protected by lords whom they served in times of war
scriptoria writing room (especially in a monastery)
missionary of or pertaining to a mission; characterized by the desire or intention to convert others; pertaining to a religious mission
infidels one who does not accept a particular religion; one who has no religion, heathen, non-believer
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