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feu·dal·ism

 (fyo͞od′l-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. A political and economic system of Europe from the 9th to about the 15th century, based on the holding of all land in fief or fee and the resulting relation of lord to vassal and characterized by homage, legal and military service of tenants, and forfeiture.
2. A political, economic, or social order resembling this medieval system.

feu′dal·ist n.
feu′dal·is′tic adj.

feudalism

(ˈfjuːdəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Historical Terms) 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 vassalage, fief
2. (Historical Terms) any social system or society, such as medieval Japan or Ptolemaic Egypt, that resembles medieval European feudalism
ˈfeudalist n
ˌfeudalˈistic adj

feu•dal•ism

(ˈfyud lˌɪz əm)

n.
the feudal system, or its principles and practices.
[1830–40]
feu′dal•ist, n.
feu`dal•is′tic, adj.

feudalism

a European system flourishing between 800-1400 based upon fixed relations of lord to vassal and all lands held in fee (as from the king), and requiring of vassal-tenants homage and service. Also feudality.feudal, feudalistic, adj.
See also: Government
a European system flourishing between 800-1400 based upon fixed relations of lord to vassal and all lands held in fee (as from the king), and requiring of vassal-tenants homage and service. Also feudality. — feudal, feudalistic, adj.
See also: Land

feudalism

A term used to describe the social order in Europe from medieval times. Essentially the system consisted of an unarmed peasant population who were subservient to noblemen and warriors. Some sociologists have used the term to describe historical periods in other cultures, such as Japan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feudalism - the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th centuryfeudalism - the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
Translations
إقْطاعِيَّه
feudalismus
feudalisme
feodalismi
feudalizam
feudalizmus
lénsskipulag
封建制度
feudalizmus
derebeyliğe aitfeodal

feudalism

[ˈfjuːdəlɪzəm] Nfeudalismo m

feudalism

[ˈfjuːdəlɪzəm] nféodalité f

feudalism

nFeudalismus m, → Lehnswesen nt

feudalism

[ˈfjuːdəˌlɪzm] nfeudalesimo

feudal

(ˈfjuːdl) adjective
of the system by which people gave certain services eg military support to a more powerful man in return for lands, protection etc.
ˈfeudalism noun
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An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the mediaeval commune; here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway.
First, all political parties in Pakistan drive their support base from these tribal, feudal and semi-feudal political structures.
The banned group is waging an armed struggle for decades against the government and its developmental projects in order to establish a communist society toppling the current system which they call as semi-feudal and semi-colonial.
After we achieved independence as a nation, this unbalanced perspective (with the ruling elite taking the place of the colonizers) quietly continued in the semi-feudal society from which we have not totally emerged.
The Duterte administration is irredeemable - it has fully embraced and succumbed to the corrupt system that has pervaded the country, rooted in its semi-feudal and semi-colonial character.
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Their class analysis states that 'Indian society is semi-colonial and semi-feudal.
The key findings of these studies are: (1) The so-called semi-feudal relations, which are characterised by practices such as labour attachment, have virtually vanished giving way to free labor, and share cropping has greatly reduced; (2) Landlessness has risen, but then the population has also risen while land hasn't; (3) There has been an increase in incomes and assets in all classes (one study shows that the poor/lower castes have gained more-casual labor wages have risen); (4) In some areas the input prices are deemed to be high (implicitly suggesting inefficiency); (5) Out-migration has risen all along permitting a regular flow of remittances; and (6) The cropping pattern in some areas has changed in response to markets.
With a history of over 5,000 years, nevertheless, it was gradually reduced to a semi-colonial, semi-feudal society due to the corruption of its feudal rule and the invasion by imperialist powers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries," he said.
Similarly, India abolished zamindari, limited the size of individual landholding and levied tax on agricultural income, But Pakistan remains a semi-feudal state, where powerful landlords own thousands of acres of land, enjoy many of the trappings of classic feudalism in their relations with their serfs" and yet pay no income tax on agriculture.
The six chapters that make up the book are focused specifically on finance in China before the Opium War, during the early semi-colonial and semi-feudal period (1840-1894), the semi-colonial and semi-feudal period (1895-1927), the ten years prior to the Anti-Japanese War (1927- 1937), the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945), and the Chinese War of Liberation (1945-1949).
He contrasts the static, semi-feudal economic structures in Lebanon with the can-do attitude of the Lebanese in the diaspora -- who have prospered economically across the world.