Definition of subfeudatory in US English:

subfeudatory

(also subfeudatary)

noun

Feudal Law
historical
  • A person who holds a fief from a feudatory.

adjective

Feudal Law
historical
  • Of or relating to a subfeudatory; that holds a subfeudatory. Now rare.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Atwood (d. ?1705). From sub- + feudatory, after subfeudation.

Pronunciation

subfeudatory

/ˌsʌbˈfjuːdət(ə)ri/