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Meaning of FEUDALISM

Pronunciation:  'fyood`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th C; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war

FEUDALISM is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: feudal system
 See Also: social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Feu"dal*ism\, n. [Cf. F. f['e]odalisme.]
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.

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