The foundation of European governmental and social organizations had been laid in feudalism—a system of landholding and service.
The remaining paragraphs have to do mainly with landholding.
These documents have become the legal basis of landholding by the Pueblos and the first step toward eventual single tenure.
It's one of the pleasures of landholding to be given that sort of opportunity.
Those who benefited by it were not so much the workers for wages, as the landholding peasants.
All the Pinecoffins come of a landholding breed, and so the land only took back her own again.
He was bound to service in war by virtue of his landholding instead of by his relationship to the king.
A dread of innovation was spreading among the landholding classes.
Such comments throw a flash of light on the way in which the peasants regard the alternatives of wage labour and landholding.
Are we not driven to think of the township as almost a landholding corporation?