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[fyoo-dal-i-tee] /fyuˈdæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural feudalities.
the state or quality of being feudal.
the principles and practices of feudalism.
a fief or fee.
Origin of feudality
1695-1705; feudal + -ity; replacing feodality < French féodalité Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The last would be apt to raise a pretty cry of tyranny and feudality in America!

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • But why had the noble wearer of this sword been deprived of his feudality and tenure?

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • Of this new empire, feudality and chivalry were the opposite elements.

  • It is true that this was in accordance with the principle of feudality.

  • This fascinating little town is therefore the Herculaneum of feudality, less its winding sheet of lava.

    Beatrix Honore de Balzac
  • To him, feudality was a blank; he had probably never heard the word.

    The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper
  • They deprived it of its benefices, its abbeys, and its tithes—the altar's feudality.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine
  • In 1086 they laid the foundation of feudality, and its basis was the "Doomsday Book."

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • As for feudality, so long as the power to alienate exists at all in the tenant, he does not hold by a feudal tenure.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • feudality was the natural first step of a people emerging from barbarism.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for feudality


noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being feudal
a fief or fee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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