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Fatimid Tweet Definition of Fatimid Like Definition of Fatimid on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of a Muslim dynasty in North Africa and Egypt (Approx CE 900-1200).
feud Tweet Definition of feud Like Definition of feud on Facebook
noun (feuds)
  1. long-standing hostility
The two men began to after one of them got a job promotion and the other thought he was more qualified.
  1. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, when two rival wrestlers engage in a series of matches; often has an angle tied to it.
feudal Tweet Definition of feudal Like Definition of feudal on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to feudalism.
feudalism Tweet Definition of feudalism Like Definition of feudalism on Facebook
noun(uncountable)
  1. A social system based on personal ownership of resources and personal fealty between a suzerain (lord) and a vassal (subject). Some social-evolutionary theories hold that mankind is evolving through several stages which started with communism and will ultimately return there, have passed through classical society, feudalism, and capitalism, although these phases seem more characteristic just of Europe than elsewhere. Defining characteristics are direct ownership of resources, personal loyalty, and a hierarchical social structure reinforced by religion.
feudal system Tweet Definition of feudal system Like Definition of feudal system on Facebook
noun
  1. feudalism
feudatory Tweet Definition of feudatory Like Definition of feudatory on Facebook
adjective
  1. relating to feudalism, feudal.
fief Tweet Definition of fief Like Definition of fief on Facebook
noun (feef), n.
  1. An estate held of a superior on condition of military service.
  2. something over which one has rights or exercises control Metaphorically, the term refers to an area of dominion, esp. in a corporate or governmental bureaucracy.
First Reich Tweet Definition of First Reich Like Definition of First Reich on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Holy Roman Empire.
flagellant Tweet Definition of flagellant Like Definition of flagellant on Facebook
noun
  1. One who practices flagellation, flagellating oneself, either for penance.
  2. A member of a religious order that preaches self-mortification as a means of absolution.
Franklin Tweet Definition of Franklin Like Definition of Franklin on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, US, informal) A one hundred dollar note, which carries the portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
proper noun (given=yes, surname=yes)
  1. A male given name.
  2. An English surname.
  3. w:Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American author, scientist, inventor, and diplomat, and one of the Founding Fathers.
Freemason Tweet Definition of Freemason Like Definition of Freemason on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A member of the w:Freemasonry, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, an international fraternal and charitable organization with secret rites and signs.
freemasonry Tweet Definition of freemasonry Like Definition of freemasonry on Facebook
noun
  1. fellowship, Fellowship and sympathy among a number of people
proper nounFreemasonry
  1. The institutions, precepts, and rites of the Freemasons
free state Tweet Definition of free state Like Definition of free state on Facebook
noun
  1. A political entity whose political status is less than that of a fully sovereign nation-state, as with the former Congo Free State and the former Irish Free State.
  2. A Federal state, with allegiance to a larger entity, as currently with Germany, and earlier, the relationship between the states of the Holy Roman Empire and the Emperor, and later, the states of the German Empire under the Hohenzollerns.
  3. An independent or autonomous political entity whose formal status and relationship to other states is undefined.
  4. An approximate synonym for republic or commonwealth, as with the former Orange Free State, and especially as used for the current United Kingdom to refer to the Commonwealth period under w:Oliver Cromwell, Cromwell.

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