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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Similar to the feudal system of Europe, a portion of the crop surplus was designated for the chiefs.
In his historical background, Cheet listed ontological roots of the Lebanese sectarian system when he stressed the origins of the Lebanese feudal system up to the epoch of independence.
He said that in the history of Pakistan, four generals had subverted the constitution and ruled for 36 years, but none of these 'patriotic generals' could or had abolished corruption and the feudal system in the country, The Daily Times reports.
He pointed out that the topic of bonded labour is a complex one that is linked to centuries-old practice of lending and borrowing money, to the feudal system and share-cropping and to the lower social and economic status of many agriculture and kiln workers.
While pointing out the complexity of the issue under discussion, the consul general said it was linked with the centuries-old practice of lending and borrowing money in the feudal system and sharing crops among the lower social and economic strata of many agricultural communities and kiln workers.
Yanev's party said in a declaration that the judge is a stark example of the feudal system reigning over Bulgaria's district courts, pointing out Arshinkov has hired as magistrates all his wife's friend so that they can rule in favor of rich defendants.
The outcome is absolutism and arbitrary rule that makes power a "fetish" pursued with "self-referential authority" by the sovereign who co-opts institutions of the state and feudal system for self-aggrandizement.
The democratic reforms carried out in 1959 in Tibet got rid of the feudal system that brought politics and religion together and gave people freedom,'' he said.
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The feudal system produced the "capitalist mode of production," which caused the demise of the feudal system and produced a capitalist society by the late 1700s, along with the separation of church and state, secularism, and freedom of thought.
Under England's feudal system, kings award wealthy nobles like Mary's father their own stretches of land, known as fiefs.