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feudality

[fyoo-dal-i-tee]
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noun, plural feu·dal·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being feudal.
  2. the principles and practices of feudalism.
  3. a fief or fee.
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Origin of feudality

1695–1705; feudal + -ity; replacing feodality < French féodalité
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Examples from the Web for feudality

Historical Examples

  • But why had the noble wearer of this sword been deprived of his feudality and tenure?

    Under the Rose

    Frederic Stewart Isham

  • It is true that this was in accordance with the principle of feudality.

  • To him, feudality was a blank; he had probably never heard the word.

    The Monikins

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Of this new empire, feudality and chivalry were the opposite elements.

  • They have no aristocracy, they have no feudality, there are neither masters nor men.


British Dictionary definitions for feudality

feudality

noun plural -ties
  1. the state or quality of being feudal
  2. a fief or fee
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