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  • adj. Archaic form of feudal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Feudal. See feudal.


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  • We must probably reject the suggested derivation of the word "feodal" from the

    Is Ulster Right?

  • He passed for a promising, reliable young man un peu feodal dans ses opinions, as

    Virgin Soil

  • * At Anet, a bronze stag, placed as a fountain in a large piece of water, was on the point of being demolished, because stags are beasts of chace, and hunting is a feodal privilege, and stags of course emblems of feodality.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

  • Fiefs were an establishment of the Lombards, from whom the emperors of Germany, and the kings of France, borrowed this custom, and with it the feodal laws, of which no mention is made in the Routun code.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • We are told, indeed, by Judge Blackstone, that after that event the ancient Saxon system of tenure was laid aside, and that the Normans, wherever they had lands granted to them, introduced the feodal system; and that at length it was adopted generally, and as constitutional, throughout the kingdom.

    John Keble's Parishes

  • But however this point may really be, it appears evident that the tenants of this manor have, from the earliest times to which we have the means of resorting for information, enjoyed many unusual rights and immunities, and that their services were, in many respects, far from being so base and servile as those of the strictly feodal tenant.

    John Keble's Parishes

  • He passed for a promising, reliable young man un peu feodal dans ses opinions, as Prince

    Virgin Soil

  • A tract of country, which had been parcelled out among twenty-eight lords, now became subject to one; and all the intricacies of feodal dependence, all the rigours of feodal exaction, wardships, reliefs, escheats, &c., were introduced at once.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • The feodal discipline extended itself everywhere, and influenced the conduct of the courts and the manners of the people with its own irregular martial spirit.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 07 (of 12)

  • These exist and have always existed under the principles of feodal tenure and succession, under imperial constitutions, grants and concessions of sovereigns, family compacts, and public treaties, made under the sanction, and some of them guarantied by the sovereign powers of other nations, and particularly the old government of France, the author and natural support of the Treaty of Westphalia.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 04 (of 12)


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