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feudal +‎ -ist



feudalist (plural feudalists)

  1. An advocate or practitioner of feudalism.
    • 1911, G. K. Chesterton, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens[1]:
      His revolt is not a revolt of the commercialist against the feudalist, of the Nonconformist against the Churchman, of the Free-trader against the Protectionist, of the Liberal against the Tory.
    • 1866, A. O. Brownson, The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny[2]:
      The author is not a monarchist, an aristocrat, a democrat, a feudalist, nor an advocate of what are called mixed governments like the English, at least for his own country; but is simply an American, devoted to the real, living, and energizing constitution of the American republic as it is, not as some may fancy it might be, or are striving to make it.
    • 1996 September 6, Michael Miner, “They're Right, They're Left, They're Gone”, in Chicago Reader[3]:
      In short, Jose Antonio, son of a benevolent Spanish dictator who'd been forced out by republicans, was a sentimental feudalist who suspected capitalism and believed in the dole.



feudalist (comparative more feudalist, superlative most feudalist)

  1. Advocating or practising feudalism, or in which feudalism is practised.
    • 1854, Theodor Mommsen, The History of Rome, Book V[4]:
      The sole object of Caesar was, while making use of the existing dynastic, feudalist, and hegemonic divisions, to arrange matters in the interest of Rome, and to bring everywhere into power the men favourably disposed to the foreign rule.
    • 1960, Wolfram Eberhard, A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.][5]:
      The Chinese gentry, so far as they still existed, preferred to work with him rather than with the feudalist Huns.
    • 1962, Dallas McCord Reynolds, Mercenary[6]:
      Had I been born in a feudalist society, I would have attempted to batter myself into the nobility.