Definitions

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  • adv. In a feudal manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a feudal manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a feudal manner.

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

  • adv. in a feudal manner

Etymologies

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feudal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Good call, especially when one considers that villian originally referred to a serf or a peasant feudally bound to the land of his master, a thrall or slave.

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  • Also a teacher, though British, he was prominent in Newcastle's Church of Humanity, a feudally minded group that worshipped Shakespeare and other great cultural figures.

    About an Author, Much Ado

  • But to the superstitious illiterates of the 12th Century who were frightened of their own shadows this provided a perfect set of scapegoats for their pathetic feudally impoverished existence.

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  • The monastery's feudally powerful prior, though, tries to keep the local economy under his own centralized control, enforcing monastic monopolies on vital activities such as milling grain.

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  • The World State in this ideal presents itself as the sole landowner of the earth, with the great local governments I have adumbrated, the local municipalities, holding, as it were, feudally under it as landlords.

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  • She has created a wonderful, an artful fiction drawn from a sensibility shaped by a white culture predisposed to fanciful caricatures of a Shangri-la four thousand years wise, but feudally binding.

    The Mysterious West

  • The poor people have no way whatever of storing rain-water, and either beg a few quarts each day from the rich people to whom they are feudally attached, or else they fall back upon the ground wells, or _pozos_, which, even they know, breed fevers and dysentery.

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  • The Tower on the Hill, that is the meaning of the word "Dunster," and the name fittingly describes it; for it dominates many miles of beautiful and fertile country, and stands feudally above the village, perceptible from every angle of the street, at once a guardian and a menace.

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  • They live under ancient laws and social arrangements totally different in principle from those which regulate society and property in the feudally constituted states.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • Artois district, which also may be taken to include the Somme towns, the county of Rhetel, the duchy of Bar, the duchy of Burgundy, with Auxerre and Nevers, were feudally in France; the rest of his lands under the empire.

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