feodary (plural feodaries)
- An accomplice.
- 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii]:
- Art thou a feodary for this act?
- (Britain, law) An ancient officer of the Court of Wards.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for feodary in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)