Definition of Feudalism
(noun) A hierarchical society based on land ownership and protection.
- American English – /fyOO-duh-liz-uhm/
- British English – /fyOOd-li-zuhm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈfjudəˌlɪzəm/
- British English – /ˈfjuːdəlɪz(ə)m/
- 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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