Adjective "feudalism" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labour, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.
  1. 'Increasing attention is being paid to the fact that, initially, modern states were not the only dominant units to emerge from feudalism.'
  2. 'In Britain it was not until after the Norman Conquest that a full system of feudalism came into existence.'
  3. 'The revolution had overthrown the brutal domination of feudalism and ended crown monopolies over trade.'
  4. 'Under the feudalism of medieval Europe, for example, the peasants worked while the lords ruled and were free from the burden of work.'
  5. 'Manorialism and feudalism presupposed a stable social order in which every individual knew their place.'
  6. 'There were also refinements, if not the introduction, of the system of landholding and social relations known as feudalism.'
  7. 'Out of the creation of villages and the granting of lands after military conquest came the institution of feudalism.'
  8. 'This development of commercial capitalism in the early C17th makes a link with Medieval feudalism untenable.'
  9. 'Feudalism, European feudalism, was based on the Code of Diocletian which has this embedded in it.'
  10. 'To this list we may add political ideologies like socialism, democracy or feudalism which animate peoples and governments of the region.'

More definitions

1. the feudal system, or its principles and practices.

More examples(as adjective)

"capitalisms can be feudalism."