feudal feudal  /ˈfju dəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism

Usage(s):

  1. Perhaps 20% of the results will come from rural areas ruled feudal-style.
  2. When Gyanendra was born in 1947, the country was still a forbidden kingdom, closed to outsiders and ruled by feudal lords who toured their estates in Rolls-Royces.
  3. The victors can then levy feudal taxes upon virtual villages under their control and dun gamers a percentage of each online weapons sale.

News

  • Decentralized VA leaves regional offices with scant oversight

    By Lou Kilzer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ $55 billion-a-year health care system has evolved into a feudal-like system in which 21 regional directors use discretionary ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

Quotes

  1. "Today Paraguay breaks with its reputation for corruption, breaks with the few feudal lords of the past," said Lugo, dressed in leather sandals and his trademark white, mandarin-collared shirt to set himself apart from the nation's traditional...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Fernando Lugo Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Frankly, I consider the question below by dignity to answer, but however I would like to answer it," Musharraf told the reporter from Britain's Sky News. "I'm not a feudal and I'm not a tribal -- I have been brought up in a very educated and...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: CNN

  3. "Since the feudal era, generals have feigned sickness when in fact they just lost it," said Koichi Nakano, political scientist at Sophia University.
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Koichi Nakano Source: Washington Post

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