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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of feudalism.
2. Of or relating to lands held in fee or to the holding of such lands.

feu′dal·ly adv.
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(Historical Terms) from a feudal point of view
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Adv.1.feudally - in a feudal manner; "a feudally organized society"
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The church must not be ruled feudally. Decisions must be transparent and verifiable and that only works if you have an efficient administration."
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