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see feudalismfeudalism
, form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the dissolution of Charlemagne's empire to the rise of the absolute monarchies. The term feudalism is derived from the Latin feodum,
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fealty

(in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one's lord on becoming his vassal
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Then good Will Stutely told the outlaws of Rob's deeds, and gave him his hand of fealty. And the widow's sons did likewise, and the other members every one, right gladly; because Will Stutely had heretofore been the truest bow in all the company.
The team dispersed in ignominious defeat, and it was not until after dark that the dogs came sneaking back, one by one, by meekness and humility signifying their fealty to White Fang.
There was a fable, however,--for such we choose to consider it, though, not impossibly, typical of Judge Pyncheon's marital deportment,--that the lady got her death-blow in the honeymoon, and never smiled again, because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside, in token of fealty to her liege-lord and master.
SC Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, during the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law in Novotel, Manila, said the Duterte administration's mode of enforcing the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling through diplomacy adheres to international law principles, particularly fealty to the rule of law and the peaceful settlement of disputes.
"Stated in black and white in their statement of fealty the Houthis are a proxy and that is the correct terminology," he added.
Dubai: Tuesday's visit by Al Houthis with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is further proof of their fealty to Iran, the UAE has said.
The relationship was "stated in black and white in their statement of fealty," he added.
And he expects them to be fealty to their oath of office," Panelo said.
Panelo noted, 'The President is fealty to his sworn oath under the Constitution of serving and protecting the Filipino people, who in turn have given the highest satisfaction, approval, performance and trust ratings in political polling history.'
He is punished while we show a nauseating and cowardly fealty to the US even as Trump threatens more war, now against Iran, which will see oil prices flying through the roof and which must massively disrupt the world economy.
"We express confidence that these newly-proclaimed senators will be fealty to their oath, loyal to the Constitution, obedient to the laws of the land.
M Oliver of Gosforth (Feedback, March 22) puts forward the intriguing idea that we have only to invoke clause 61 of Magna Carta to escape from fealty to Westminster and Brussels.