What does the word feudal mean?

Usage examples for feudal

  1. It is impossible to understand Japan or its politics and possibilities without realizing the nature of the governing forces and their roots in the feudal system of the former age. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  2. The Printing- press is a political element unknown to classic or feudal times. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. On the one hand, stood the influence of the old feudal Conservative party, which frowned on the slightest change. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson