prefeudal

adjective
pre·​feu·​dal | \ ˌprē-ˈfyü-dᵊl How to pronounce prefeudal (audio) \
variants: or pre-feudal

Definition of prefeudal

: of, relating to, or existing in a time before feudalism prefeudal societies the prefeudal landscape in prefeudal times

First Known Use of prefeudal

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Prefeudal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prefeudal. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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