feudalism


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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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