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Definition of Feudal

Feudal

  1. Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or feels; as, feudal rights or services; feudal tenures.
  2. Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services; as, the feudal system.

Feudal Quotations

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The feudal concept of self-preservation is poisoned at the core by the virulent assumption of master and man, of potentate and slave, of external and internal suppression of the life urge of the only one - of its faith in human sacrifice as a means of salvation.
Louis Sullivan

The purposeful restriction of knowledge has been at the heart of untold misery and hardship in this world. Serfs were kept illiterate so as to not jeopardize the feudal system. Slaves were kept in the dark on a variety of subjects so as to not provide them the possibility of escape.
Niger Innis

In most of Pakistan it is a feudal country. People are very scared and oppressed by authority. But when you move to these wilder areas, they are not so easily suppressed.
Imran Khan

Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested.
Hervey Allen
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Feudal Translations

feudal in Afrikaans is feodaal
feudal in Dutch is feodaal
feudal in German is feudale
feudal in Spanish is feudal
feudal in Swedish is feodal-
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