of, relating to, or like the , 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.
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
of or relating to a feud or quarrel
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.).
- Anti feudalism
the , or its principles and practices. noun Also called feudal system. the legal and social system that evolved in W Europe in the 8th and 9th centuries, in which vassals were protected and maintained by their lords, usually through the granting of fiefs, and were required to serve under them in war See also […]
the , or its principles and practices. Contemporary Examples Then she and Red got into an argument about Putin, the Russian character and when Tsarism and feudalism truly ended in Russia. Vegan Strippers Let It All Hang Out Kelly Williams Brown March 28, 2014 Historical Examples A very brief glance at Continental feudalism and its […]
to make ; bring under the . verb (transitive) to make feudal; create feudal institutions in (a society)
U.S. Politics. the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority. an exceptionally long speech, as one lasting for a day or days, or a series of such speeches to […]