feudal Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "feudal" - English Dictionary

See all translations

feudaladjective

uk   us   /ˈfjuː.dəl/
relating to the social system of western Europe in the Middle Ages or any society that is organized according to rank. In a feudal society, people at one level of society receive land to live and work on from those higher than them in rank, and in return have to work for them and fight for them if necessary, sometimes also giving them some of the food they produce: the feudal system a feudal lord/kingdom/society
feudalism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
See also
Translations of “feudal”
in Vietnamese phong kiến…
in Spanish feudal…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับระบบศักดินา…
in Malaysian feudal…
in French féodal…
in German Feudal……
in Chinese (Traditional) 封建(制度)的…
in Indonesian feodal…
in Russian феодальный…
in Turkish feodal, derebeylikle ilgili, toprak ağalığına ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 封建(制度)的…
in Polish feudalny…
(Definition of feudal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of feudal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “feudal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More