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n. pl. feu·dal·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being feudal.
2. A feudal holding, system, or regime.


n, pl -ties
1. (Historical Terms) the state or quality of being feudal
2. (Historical Terms) a fief or fee


(fyuˈdæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being feudal.
2. a fief or fee.
[1695–1705; < French féodalité]
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Amongst this, women played a role in the form of allocating funds from endowments, estates and feudality in order to build a new building, completion of unfinished buildings or renovation and restoration of old buildings.
But intrinsically we are still predominantly a feudal polity, with feudality entrenched unshakably in the polity's socio-economic dispensation and feudalism living in the temperament of the elites from one to all.
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