MEDIEVAL TERMS 1. Cathedral- the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop's throne. 2. Chain mail- Armor 3. Clergy-the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity. 4. Convents-a community of persons devoted to religious life under a superior. 5. lord-a feudal superior; the proprietor of a manor. 6. knights (vassal)- a man, usually of noble birth, who after an apprenticeship as page and squire was raised to honorable military rank and bound to chivalrous conduct. 7.monk-a man who has withdrawn from the world for religious reasons, esp. as a member of an order of cenobites living according to a particular rule and under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. 8. serf-a person in a condition of servitude, required to render services to a lord, commonly attached to the lord's land and transferred with it from one owner to another. 9. monasteries-a house or place of residence occupied by a community of persons, esp. monks, living in seclusion under religious vows. 10. parchment-the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for use as a material on which to write. 11.medieval-of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or in the style of the Middle Ages 12. Jousting- a tournament or a combat in which two knights on horseback attempted to unhorse each other with blunted lances. 13. stained glass-glass that has been colored, enameled, painted, or stained, esp. by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into it, as used in church windows 14 .architecture-the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. 15. armor- the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usually fine, braided steel wires, on a cable. 16. manors-a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.