Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “feudal”

See all translations

feudal

adjective uk   /ˈfjuː.dəl/ us  
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   /-ɪ.zəm/ us  
See also
Translations of “feudal”
in Spanish feudal…
in French féodal…
in German Feudal……
in Chinese (Traditional) 封建(制度)的…
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

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More