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Definition of "feudality" [feu•dal•i•ty]

  • The quality or state of being feudal. (noun)
  • A feudal holding, system, or regime. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feudality" in a sentence
  • "Majesty, which recall feudality, should be restored; for the king ought to glory in the title of King of the French."
  • "In many cases it was the feudality of the situation: the chosen few at the top living luxurious lives while the majority of the organization was carried by unpaid volunteers, that caused people to feel fed up."
  • "This was to be expected, however, given the fact that England achieved a form of centralized government and idea of nationhood long before other continental giants, still fragmented due to feudality, a feudality which the Norman invasion of 1066 served to undo."
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