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vassal

Pronunciation: /ˈvæsəl/

Translation of vassal in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • vasallo, (masculine, feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [nation/state] satélite, dependiente
    Example sentences
    • The last king, who possessed only the land on the right bank of the Bosna, sought to strengthen his position by becoming a vassal of the pope.
    • About 800 years ago it was also the site of the legendary vassal state, the Western Xia Kingdom, which was finally conquered by Genghis Khan.
    • A restored Stuart monarchy would have made Britain a vassal state of France.

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