Definition of Feudalism
(noun) A hierarchical society based on land ownership and protection.
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- Syllabification: (feu·dal·ism)
- Plural: feudalisms
- Also called:
- feudal society
- feudal system
- To control an area using feudalism, a (noun) feudalist (verb) feudalizes it using (adjective) feudal or (adjective) feudalistic methods.
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
feudalism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/feudalism/
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