Meaning of feudality in English:


Pronunciation /fjuːˈdalɪti/


mass noun archaic
  • The principles and practice of the feudal system.

    ‘Feudal, I suppose, whereas in England the feudality is set against bureaucracy and ‘rights’.’
    • ‘More important became, with the completion of the ministerial system, the notion of the conferred, or lent lands, out of which the relations of feudality developed themselves.’


Late 18th century from French féodalité, from féodal, from medieval Latin feudalis ‘feudal’, from feudum (see fee).