EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective 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
dating back to
-al 1 Related forms feu·dal·ly, adverb an·ti·feu·dal, adjective non·feu·dal, adjective non·feu·dal·ly, adverb pre·feu·dal, adjective qua·si-feu·dal, adjective qua·si-feu·dal·ly, adverb un·feu·dal, adjective un·feu·dal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for quasi-feudal Historical Examples of quasi-feudal British Dictionary definitions for quasi-feudal adjective of, resembling, relating to, or characteristic of feudalism or its institutions of, characteristic of, or relating to a fief Compare allodial derogatory old-fashioned, reactionary, etc Word Origin for feudal
C17: from Medieval Latin
feudālis, from feudum feud ² adjective of or relating to a feud or quarrel
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Word Origin and History for quasi-feudal adj.
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.).
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