- feu de joie,
- feuchtwanger, lion,
- feudal system,
Origin of feudal
Examples from the Web for feudal
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.Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1%|Arthur Chu|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they felt discriminated against by the local political bosses and feudal lords who ran the city.Altaf Hussain Finally Arrested in London; Can His MQM Be Neutralized?|Bruce Riedel|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.”Can ‘Belle’ End Hollywood’s Obsession with the White Savior?|Keli Goff|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Feudal families held much of the power in an untamed empire of mercenary armies warring for control of small sections of land.
At a county town I found a library of 4,000 volumes, largely an inheritance from the feudal regime.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
It would amaze us to see the change in the life and surroundings of the feudal lords even in the years of William's minority.The Normans|Sarah Orne Jewett
Rules of feudal warfare were established, the day of rest was observed, education of clergy and nobility were provided.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
And the scene continues, weirdly dramatic, like some old romantic tale of feudal days.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
Richelieu and Mazarin saw the same, and destroyed what remained of the feudal nobility as a political power.
Word Origin for feudal
1610s, from Medieval Latin feudalis, from feudum "feudal estate," of Germanic origin (cf. Gothic faihu "property," Old High German fihu "cattle;" see fee). Related to Middle English feodary "one who holds lands of an overlord in exchange for service" (late 14c.).