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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.
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In pointing out that their mode of exploitation was different to that of the bourgeoisie, the feudalists forget that they exploited under circumstances and conditions that were quite different, and that are now antiquated.
At heart, it is a movie about a divided, tribalised continent, discovered by a white man who wants nothing more than to take its mineral resources, a continent run by a wealthy, power-hungry, feuding and feudalist elite, where a nation with the most advanced tech and weapons in the world nonetheless has no thinkers to develop systems of transitioning rulership that do not involve lethal combat or coups d'etat.
This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.
But where is the articulate leardership when pyrates are feasting on the wealth of the nation perpertually for personal aggradisement, in a wicked manner never heard of in feudalist Europe, without hope of ceasing, and the governed, bearing the brunt of bad government endlessly looking unto the hills for help?
He mentioned that Sindhi and Baloch societies are being deliberately culturally engineered to embody radical divisions on the basis of communalism, religious fundamentalism, feudalist racism and ethnicism.
Until the end of the 15th-century, vogelfrei--literally, free as a bird--denotes both freedom from feudalist servitude, and a condition of life stripped of legal protections or rights.
To some extent, something presented to us now is just the modernized remains of the feudalist society.
One collects those who identify with Duterte and whose aberrations are provoked by him as an idol; the other comprises well-heeled, schooled-but not necessarily educated-outwardly proper citizens who have flourished in the feudalist culture of patronage and see in Duterte the ultimate patron they can play: he does not cross the likes of them; they can handle him.
Many more such hard hitting arrows are coming out of their quiver to nail the lie of a male society infested with fundamentalist and feudalist thinking.
For Marx, of course, the feudalist stage of history passes (through revolutionary change) into capitalism, the very change occurring in Austen's later novels, most extremely, perhaps, in Persuasion.
Jovellanos' employment of the language of interest and his defence of the population's edification can also be seen as an attack on feudalist social structures and bears a striking resemblance to the Neapolitan and Scottish debates identified by John Robertson.
This story sounds very tragic, but it is probably the most generous and least painful story about Tong Yang Xi, a custom that exposed the exploitative relationship between the poor and the wealthy and how the patriarchal and feudalist system exploited women from lower-class families.