Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of feudalism.
  • adjective Of or relating to lands held in fee or to the holding of such lands.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or fees; relating to or dependent upon the method of landholding called feud, fief, or fee: as, feudal tenure; feudal rights or services; a feudal lord or vassal.
  • Pertaining to the state of society under this system of tenure; characteristic of the relations of lord and vassal.
  • Pertaining to or in the nature of a feud or partizan conflict.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or fees
  • adjective Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to feudalism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism

Etymologies

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From Medieval Latin feudalis, from feudum.

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