Definitions of feudalism

  1. The feudal system; a system by which the holding of estates in land is made dependent upon an obligation to render military service to the kind or feudal superior; feudal principles and usages. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The medieval European system of land - tenure on condition of military service. feudal system. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. The feudal system. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The principles and constitution by which lands were held by military services. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for feudalism

  1. Like its successor, that of Friedrich, the scheme attributed to Sigismund proposed the abolition of the recent abuses of feudalism of the new lawyer class, and of the symptoms already making themselves felt of the change from barter to money payments. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  2. Without doubt the Eastern portion of the world, where an hereditary, or at least traditional, despotism has never ceased since the earliest social records, and where a mode of thought infinitely more degrading than any feudalism has become ingrained in the blood and soul of the chief races, presents far more favourable conditions to the growth and development of the true adventurer than are offered in any free country. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford