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feudal

[ fyood-l ]
/ ˈfyud l /
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adjective
of, relating to, or like the feudal system, or its political, military, social, and economic structure.
of or relating to the Middle Ages.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a fief or fee: a feudal estate.
of or relating to the holding of land in a fief or fee.
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Origin of feudal

From the Medieval Latin word feudālis, dating back to 1605–15. See feud2, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for feudal (1 of 2)

feudal1
/ (ˈfjuːdəl) /

adjective
of, resembling, relating to, or characteristic of feudalism or its institutions
of, characteristic of, or relating to a fiefCompare allodial
derogatory old-fashioned, reactionary, etc

Word Origin for feudal

C17: from Medieval Latin feudālis, from feudum feud ²

British Dictionary definitions for feudal (2 of 2)

feudal2
/ (ˈfjuːdəl) /

adjective
of or relating to a feud or quarrel
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