- 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
Examples from the Web for quasi-feudal
England owes her existence to the quasi-feudal law which entails landed property and family mansions on the eldest son.The Village Rector
Honore de Balzac
- 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
- of or relating to a feud or quarrel
Word Origin and History for quasi-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.).