seigneurialism

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Etymology[edit]

From seigneurial +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

seigneurialism (uncountable)

  1. Manorialism; feudalism.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 153:
      In addition, peasants had to operate within a social and juridical system – seigneurialism, or féodalité (‘feudalism’) in contemporary parlance – which also inhibited innovation.