Definition of feudalism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

feudalism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfyudlˌɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the social system that existed during the Middle Ages in Europe, in which people were given land and protection by a nobleman, and had to work and fight for him in return
feudalistic
 
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NAmE//ˌfyudlˈɪstɪk//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: feudalism