Definition of 'feudal'
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True feudal systems fitting the above description have by no means typified agrarian societies. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)The right of the feudal lord was also the law. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)The feudal lord was told to restore the earlier tax arrangements. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Generally the cities were successful in gaining independence from the church and feudal lords. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)All feudal lords made a show of charity and good works. Christianity Today (2000)It resulted in a basically feudal and totalitarian system of government that exists today in an adapted form. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)What might you deduce from these documents about the position of the Church in feudal society? Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)The capitalist system is drastically different from the feudal system of medieval Europe. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)The training of officers improved, as new men replaced the older feudal generals. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)The debt is to be paid out of the residue, reserving the service due to his feudal lords. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Essentially, it's a feudal society. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The feudal system was fatally weakened, in England at least. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That is not to say that Spain remained a feudal society but rather that the legal basis for capitalism was established without there being a political revolution. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeIf they had to surrender a part of the product to their parties without compensation, it was in the form of tribute to the feudal lords. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)Japan has advanced from a rural, feudal society to an urban, industrial power in a few short decades. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)The move comes after pressure was put on Sark to change its feudal system to comply with European human rights laws and other international obligations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: feudal ADJECTIVE
Feudal means relating to the system or the time of feudalism.
...the emperor and his feudal barons.
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