unfeudal

unfeudal

(ʌnˈfjuːdəl)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) not feudal
References in classic literature ?
He, who had ever boasted of being an Elliot, and whose feelings, as to connection, were only too strict to suit the unfeudal tone of the present day.
Austen signals in Persuasion her awareness of that change by having the self-serving William Elliot boast (disingenuously, as we discover later) of his pride in his family connections, family title, and family estate, a pride "too strict to suit the unfeudal tone of the present day
Smith resembles the diminished Miss Bates of Emma, but residing in the unfeudal world of Persuasion, she is also a shrewd, calculating woman, and her calculations of "profit" call into question, I think, her proclaimed purpose of "'doing a little good to one or two very poor families in this neighbourhood'" (168), a claim that allows her to identify as a gentlewoman with charitable obligations.