feudal system


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feudal system

An ancient system of land ownership. Under old English common law, the king owned all lands.All other people were mere tenants,who enjoyed possession solely by virtue of the goodwill of the overlord above them. By the seventeenth century the system was replaced by the allodial system we know today.

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Under England's feudal system, kings award wealthy nobles like Mary's father their own stretches of land, known as fiefs.
Drawn mostly from peasant stock, the Frenchmen who settled Acadia in the early 17th century left behind a feudal system in which land ownership was denied to them, to move to a continent with vast open spaces where, for the first time, they were able to cultivate a piece of land for themselves," observes historian (and Acadian descendant) Dr.
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Although this feudal system was breaking up, people didn't yet have an alternative.