I searched around but can't seem to find a definition for this word. Does anybody know what it means?
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It is a mixture of two words, feudal and vassal (as a noun). Feudal pertained to Europe's legal and military customs existing from the 9th to the 15th century, and vassal meant a subservient state or country.
So when combined, it referred to a state that was under the control of another country inside of a medieval system.