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  • n. Plural form of feudality.

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Examples

  • America was slowly becoming a loose-knit chain of semi-independent feudalities, and there was nothing you could do about it.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • English nobleman, who amiably accepts the existing situation with all its possibilities of political and social change, and insists not at all upon the surviving feudalities, but means to be a manly and simple gentleman in any event.

    Henry James

  • It would be interesting to know whether the thirteenth-century Lord of Filby had a private way (on the score of feudalities) to the Ursuline convent, or whether the good nuns had a back-way to the Old Swan for the conveyance of mead, sack and such other strong waters as the times and licensing laws afforded.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, June 18, 1919

  • We have given them our opportunity, permitted them the expansion denied them in their own several feudalities, made men of serfs, demonstrated the utility of self-government under the most trying conditions, proved the efficacy of our elastic institutions on a scale truly grandiose; but evidently, so far as New York is concerned, we have done this at the sacrifice of a distinct and obvious nationality.

    New York After Paris

  • The German people were still divided into numberless small feudalities whose petty dukes and princes clung tenaciously to their medieval prerogatives and tyrannies.

    Our Foreigners A Chronicle of Americans in the Making

  • This is what makes the importance to the identities of these States of the thoroughly fused, relentless, dominating Union—a moral and spiritual idea, subjecting all the parts with remorseless power, more needed by American democracy than by any of history’s hitherto empires or feudalities, and the sine qua non of carrying out the republican principle to develop itself in the New World through hundreds, thousands of years to come.

    Nationality—(and Yet). Notes Left Over

  • The first of these especially interested me as a probable type of the English nobleman, who amiably accepts the existing situation with all its possibilities of political and social change, and insists not at all upon the surviving feudalities, but means to be a manly and simple gentleman in any event.

    Henry James, Jr.

  • This is what makes the importance to the identities of these States of the thoroughly fused, relentless, dominating Union -- a moral and spiritual idea, subjecting all the parts with remorseless power, more needed by American democracy than by any of history's hitherto empires or feudalities, and the sine qua non of carrying out the republican principle to develop itself in the New World through hundreds, thousands of years to come.

    Notes Left Over ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • States of the thoroughly fused, relentless, dominating Union -- a moral and spiritual idea, subjecting all the parts with remorseless power, more needed by American democracy than by any of history's hitherto empires or feudalities, and the _sine qua non_ of carrying out the republican principle to develop itself in the New World through hundreds, thousands of years to come.

    Complete Prose Works Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy

  • He apostatized from his old faith in facts, took to believing in semblances; strove to connect himself with Austrian dynasties, popedoms, with the old false feudalities which he once saw clearly to be false; considered that

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844 Volume 23, Number 5

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