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feudalism

feu·dal·ism

feudalism

 
pronunciation:
fyu d lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a system of economic and political organization, as in Europe in the Middle Ages, in which landholding lords granted lands to vassals in return for service and homage.
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derivations: feudalist (adj.), feudalistic (adj.), feudalist (n.)
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