feudal system

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feu′dal sys`tem

the political, military, and social system in the Middle Ages, based on the holding of lands in fief or fee and on the resulting relations between lord and vassal.
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Noun1.feudal system - the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th centuryfeudal system - 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"
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In the feudal system, we have seen a similar propensity exemplified.
The feudal system of industry, under which industrial production was monopolised by closed guilds, now no longer sufficed for the growing wants of the new markets.
The Roman Church, firmly established in every corner of every land, was the actual inheritor of much of the unifying power of the Roman government, and the feudal system everywhere gave to society the same political organization and ideals.
The duration of the feudal system was co-existent with the restriction of Privilege.
The protector had become the protected, and the whole fabric of the feudal system was tottering to a fall.
Though the ancient feudal systems were not, strictly speaking, confederacies, yet they partook of the nature of that species of association.
The MQM chief said the trend of hereditary politics would no longer continue, adding that the root of Pakistan's problems was the corruption in its political culture, politics of inheritance and the feudal system.
On Labour's pledge to banish the feudal system Dewar said: "Feudalism has existed since medieval times and is simply not acceptable for a modern Scotland in the 21st century.
Talking about the party's ideology, he said, MQM is the party of middle class, common man and strives for eradication of feudal system and this is the reason that most of ticket are given to ordinary people.
He also appealed to the people belonging to various groups living in and around Sukkur to show their unity by standing against feudal system and participate in his partys convention in large numbers.
He said Altaf Hussain has been making practical efforts to bring to an end the corrupt political and feudal system from the country.
The members of committee said that people have been entangled in feudal system and no strategy was evolved to give them relief.