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Interesting words used in 'The wonder that was India'


I am currently reading The Wonder That was India. The book uses lot of words which I have not come across before - 1) Vassal (Feudatory) - A holder of land by feudal tenure on conditions of homage and allegiance. More on wikipedia 2) Suzerain - A sovereign or state having some control over another state that is internally autonomous 3) Primogeniture - is the right, by law or custom, of the firstborn to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings 4) Desuetude - the state of being no longer used or practiced. In the book, relates to horse-sacrifice.