[ fyood-l ]
/ ˈfyud l /


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.

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)


/ (ˈfjuːdəl) /


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)


/ (ˈfjuːdəl) /


of or relating to a feud or quarrel

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