feudalism feudalism  /ˈfju də ˌlɪ zəm/


  • (n) the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war

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  1. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation, but the most unjust domination is that of one half of the human race over the other half.
  2. Prachanda: My vision is of a democratic new Nepal, free from the exploitation of feudalism, working for economic and cultural prosperity.
  3. Europeans of the 18th century imagined that free trade and the death of feudalism would spell the end of honor and chivalry.


  • Deconstructing feudalism in Pakistan

    The movie “Josh: Against the Grain” is inspired by the real life story of a Pakistani woman whose food kitchen challenged local power structures. Director Iram Parveen Bilal joins us to talk about the film and the impact it's had. [ View the story "Worldview: Deconstructing feudalism in Pakistan" on Storify ]
    on December 4, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

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  1. "The opening of the palace as a museum symbolizes the victory of the people in their long struggle against feudalism," Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda said at the opening.
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: chairman Prachanda Source: Reuters

  2. "Tibet many years ago was a feudal serfdom with people being owned by other people and the Chinese central government liberated the Tibetan people from feudalism," Deva noted.
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Nirj Deva Source: Xinhua

  3. Robertson described Israel as a first line of defense against "a fanatical religion intent on returning to the feudalism of eight-century Arabia."
    on Apr 3, 2005 By: Pat Robertson Source: Lew Rockwell

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