Webster 1913 Edition
“That which is behind”; the rear; – chiefly used as an adjective in the sense of behind, rear, subordinate.
a fee or fief dependent on a superior fee, or a fee held of a feudatory.–
the vassal of a vassal.
Webster 1828 Edition
Arriere-ban, or ban and arriere ban. This phrase is defined to be a general proclamation of the French kings, by which not only their immediate feudatories, but their vassals, were summoned to take the field for war. In this case, arriere is the French word signifying those who are last or behind, and ban is proclamation. [See Ban.]
Arriere-fee or fief. A fee or fief dependent or a superior fee, or a fee held of a feudatory.
Arriere vassal. The vassal of a vassal.