Definitions

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  • n. the introduction of a feudal system

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of reducing to feudal tenure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of feudalizing or reducing to feudal tenure, or of conforming to feudalism.

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Examples

  • But when television replaced print, there was kind of a "re-feudalization" of political power -- because those with a lot of money were able to exercise enormous influence in the political system.

    Jose Antonio Vargas: TRANSCRIPT: Q&A with Al Gore

  • Ah, the re-feudalization of the blogosphere – Habermas should be proud ….

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  • Throughout the Dark Ages of Europe the mass of the medieval population became the virtual slaves of the rich through the process of feudalization.

    The Treadmill

  • (See 1171) The period following the expedition of Henry II (1171) was marked by a steadily developing conflict between the feudalization of the incoming Anglo-Normans and the old tribal organization of the Irish.

    3. Ireland

  • By encouraging the making of fiefs heritable, Conrad weakened the dukes and got the support of the lesser nobles but ensured the ultimate feudalization of Germany.

    d. Germany

  • Since God is regarded as the supreme sovereign, a feudalization of the idea has taken place: the severity of the crime is determined by the status of him against whom it is perpetrated.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The political facts on which rests the argument just stated will be found in the text, and an Appendix contains the more important references to the Highlanders in mediæval Scottish literature, and offers a brief account of the feudalization of Scotland.

    An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)

  • Thus the majority of the tribe had little or nothing to lose by the feudalization that was approaching.

    An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)

  • That the essentials of the English constitution of modern times, in respect to forms and machinery, are products of the feudalization of England which resulted from the Norman Conquest, and not survivals of Anglo-Saxon governmental arrangements, is the well-sustained thesis of this able study.

    The Governments of Europe

  • The bishop's chapel was, at first, nothing less than the basilica or cathedral where he was accustomed to preside with his presbytery, but the feudalization of the bishop and the installation in cathedrals of choirs of monks or canons, under an ordinary superior of their own, made it necessary that the bishop should possess a separate private chapel.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

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