Etymology
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feudalism (n.)

a coinage of historians, attested from 1773; see feudal + -ism. Feudal system attested from 1736.

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Definitions of feudalism

feudalism (n.)
the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war;
Synonyms: feudal system
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