unfeudalize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ feudalize.

Verb[edit]

unfeudalize (third-person singular simple present unfeudalizes, present participle unfeudalizing, simple past and past participle unfeudalized)

  1. (transitive) To free from feudal customs or character.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Nevertheless the Austrian Kaiser answers that his German Princes, for their part, cannot be unfeudalized; that they have Possessions in French Alsace, and Feudal Rights secured to them, for which no conceivable compensation will suffice.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unfeudalize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)