feudalism

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From feudal +‎ -ism.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfju.dəlɪzəm/

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feudalism (countable and uncountable, plural feudalisms)

  1. A social system based on personal ownership of resources and personal fealty between a suzerain (lord) and a vassal (subject). Defining characteristics are direct ownership of resources, personal loyalty, and a hierarchical social structure reinforced by religion.

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feudalism n

  1. feudalism