Feudatory Law and Legal Definition

Feudatory is a person to whom a feud had been granted by his superior. Under common law, estates in land were for life only and reverted to the overlord upon the death of the feudatory, the ultimate overlord being the sovereign himself. [MacCarthy Estate, 1979 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 13 (Pa. C.P. 1979)].