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feudal system

noun
1.
the political, military, and social system in the Middle Ages, based on the holding of lands in fief or fee and on the resulting relations between lord and vassal.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • As the feudal system emerged, the castle evolved into the center of governance for a village and surrounding farmlands.
  • After all, the increasingly feudal system served him well.
  • It basically describes the feudal system, or variations on political systems founded upon clientage.
  • It is concerned with many practical matters and specific grievances relevant to the feudal system under which they lived.
  • There are sound economic and moral reasons the feudal system was replaced.

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