Synonyms of 'vassal'
serfDictionary, slave, bondsman
the vassal's oath of homage to his lord
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the ever-faithful family retainer
In former times, serfs were a class of people who had to work on a particular person's land and could not leave without that person's permission.
He was the son of an emancipated serf.
Thesaurus for vassal from the Collins English Thesaurus
In feudal society, a vassal was a man who gave military service to a lord, in return for which he was protected by the lord and received land to live on.