What does the word feudalism mean?

Usage examples for feudalism

  1. The rise of feudalism likewise wrought a change in the spirit and position of the monks. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  2. Men like us, full of memories of feudalism, hear of a man so addressed, so flattered, and we leap at once to the conclusion that he is hereditary and absolute. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang