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n. - The social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century, in which people received land and protection from a lord when they worked and fought for him.

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  • The purpose of the French Revolution was to abolish feudalism in order to establish another system.
  • America has no roots in feudalism, no notion of inherited orders of society, no instinct for deference or regard for nobility.
  • This would seem to imply a move toward feudalism, which is probably one likely outcome.
  • Regarded as a relic of that great institution know as feudalism, M. d'Espard deserved respectful admiration. for more
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