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feudality

[ fyoo-dal-i-tee ]

noun

, plural feu·dal·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being feudal.
  2. the principles and practices of feudalism.
  3. a fief or fee.


feudality

/ fjuːˈdælɪtɪ /

noun

  1. the state or quality of being feudal
  2. a fief or fee


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Word History and Origins

Origin of feudality1

1695–1705; feudal + -ity; replacing feodality < French f éodalité
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Example Sentences

At the gates of this frontier town he delivered his first summons of feudality.

We would caution those who now raise the cry of feudality and aristocracy, to have a care of what they are about.

As for feudality, so long as the power to alienate exists at all in the tenant, he does not hold by a feudal tenure.

Certainly, the last remains of the old feudality would be engulfed forever.

This species of feudality is kept up to aggrandise the corporations at the ruin of towns; and the effect is visible.

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