Meaning of “feudalism” in the English Dictionary

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feudalismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfju·dəlˌɪz·əm/

world history the social system that developed in western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries in which people served a man of high rank by working and fighting for him and in exchange were supported and given land and protection

feudal
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈfju·dəl/

the feudal system

(Definition of “feudalism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)