feudal system


noun

the political, military, and social system in the Middle Ages, based on the holding of lands in fief or fee and on the resulting relations between lord and vassal.

Nearby words

  1. feuar,
  2. feuchtwanger,
  3. feuchtwanger, lion,
  4. feud,
  5. feudal,
  6. feudalism,
  7. feudality,
  8. feudalize,
  9. feudatory,
  10. feudist

Origin of feudal system

First recorded in 1770–80

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