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feu·dal·i·ty

 (fyo͞o-dăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. feu·dal·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being feudal.
2. A feudal holding, system, or regime.

feudality

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

feu•dal•i•ty

(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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The present paper is not intended as a general overview of these two works nor as an evaluation of their contribution to the prolific season of studies on feudality in southern Italy in the modern age, since these aspects have already been the subject of pertinent considerations.
James Walker, a Charleston lawyer, went so far as to insist that "ours is in truth not so much slavery as feudality."
In Chapter III, Mill discusses the change of freedom from medieval times to modern age: "in ancient history, in the middle ages, and in a diminishing degree through the long transition from feudality to the present time, the individual was a power in himself" (118).