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feudal definition

Overview

This page has 8 definitions of feudal with English translations in 7 languages. Feudal is an adjective. Also define these 3 related words and terms: feudalism, feudal, and violent.

See also: feudał

English feudal definition

Etymology

From Old French feodal, from Medieval Latin feodalis, from feodum, feudum, fevum (fief, fee), from Frankish *fehu (cattle, owndom, property, fee), from Proto-Germanic *fehu (cattle). More at fee.

Pronunciation

Adjective

feudal (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to feudalism.
    • Feudalism definition
      A social system based on personal ownership of resources and personal fealty between a suzerain (lord) and a vassal (subject). Defining characteristics are direct ownership of resources, personal loyalty, and a hierarchical social structure reinforced by religion.

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Translations


Catalan feudal definition

Pronunciation

Adjective

feudal (masculine and feminine plural feudals)

  1. feudal
    • Feudal definition
      Of, or relating to feudalism.

Danish feudal definition

Adjective

feudal

  1. feudal

Related terms

  • feudalisme

Further reading


German feudal definition

Pronunciation

Adjective

feudal (comparative feudaler, superlative am feudalsten)

  1. feudal

Declension

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Portuguese feudal definition

Etymology

Feudo +‎ -al

Pronunciation

Adjective

feudal m or f (plural feudais, comparable)

  1. feudal
  2. (euphemistic) violent

Derived terms

Further reading

  • feudal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian feudal definition

Adjective

feudal m or n (feminine singular feudală, masculine plural feudali, feminine and neuter plural feudale)

  1. feudal

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Spanish feudal definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feuˈdal/, [feu̯ˈð̞al]

Adjective

feudal (plural feudales)

  1. feudal

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