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feudal

[ fyood-l ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or like the feudal system, or its political, military, social, and economic structure.
  2. of or relating to the Middle Ages.
  3. of, relating to, or of the nature of a fief or fee:

    a feudal estate.

  4. of or relating to the holding of land in a fief or fee.


feudal

1

/ ˈfjuːdəl /

adjective

  1. of or relating to a feud or quarrel


feudal

2

/ ˈfjuːdəl /

adjective

  1. of, resembling, relating to, or characteristic of feudalism or its institutions
  2. of, characteristic of, or relating to a fief Compare allodial
  3. derogatory.
    old-fashioned, reactionary, etc
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Other Words From

  • feudal·ly adverb
  • anti·feudal adjective
  • non·feudal adjective
  • non·feudal·ly adverb
  • pre·feudal adjective
  • quasi-feudal adjective
  • quasi-feudal·ly adverb
  • un·feudal adjective
  • un·feudal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of feudal1

From the Medieval Latin word feudālis, dating back to 1605–15. See feud 2, -al 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of feudal1

C17: from Medieval Latin feudālis , from feudum feud ²
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Example Sentences

In the Middle Ages in England, they were used in part to get around a feudal form of taxation as well as rules requiring the first born son inherit a father’s property.

Looking like feuding feudal lords and ladies isn’t going to help their chances.

From Time

A sprawling open-world epic set in feudal Japan, Jin Sakai’s quest to retake his homeland from the invading Mongol army told a compelling story with cinematic visual flair.

Meanwhile, neighboring Japan had adopted not only the West’s technology but also its governing methods, transforming a feudal society into a modern industrial state with a formidable military.

On Sark, horses and carts and feudal traditions still remain strong.

That Silicon Valley is moving away from capitalism toward feudalism, with tech CEOs as feudal lords, and this is a good thing.

But they felt discriminated against by the local political bosses and feudal lords who ran the city.

Of the Last Samurai he said, “They make it look like Japan would not have made it out of the feudal period without Tom Cruise.”

If that is the case, the new feudal system could shape the evolution of the American class structure for decades to come.

The object of these scarli is to manifest the popular exultation at the annihilation of feudal tyranny.

It indeed brought us near to the spirit and customs of feudal times as we wandered about in the gloom of the deserted apartments.

The castle was built in 1385 and appears to havePg 285 been intended more as a palatial residence than a feudal fortress.

The castle, rude and ruinous, shows the work of many centuries, and was really a great fortress rather than a feudal residence.

And the scene continues, weirdly dramatic, like some old romantic tale of feudal days.

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