feudal lordship


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feudal lordship the position and authority of a feudal lord
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In literature:

It was the struggle, sometimes sullen, sometimes violent, of feudal lordship against municipal burgherdom.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The factor was a man imported to the district: he had not the feudal habit of respect for decayed lordship.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
We are tribal not feudal; we think the folk more important than his lordship.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
After all, Tanith would be a feudal lordship, and the three ships together a fleet.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
To her rights of over-lordship were attached the same privileges and duties as in the case of any feudal baron.
"Of Six Mediæval Women" by Alice Kemp-Welch
He named as a price of ransom for the captive King an acknowledgment of his feudal lordship.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
The old feudal law attaching service to lordship of land was sound in principle.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
To secure settlers for Espanola, in 1529 attractive feudal lordships were offered to founders of colonies.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
The Manor of Lea formed, in early days, the largest feudal Lordship in Shropshire held by the Bishop of Hereford.
"Nooks and Corners of Shropshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins