They are both adjectives related to feudalism. But what is the difference between the two in actual usage.

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Feudal also means, "Absurdly outdated or old-fashioned" while feudalistic refers exclusively to a feudal system of lords and serfdom


I'm going to try to explain the difference.

Feudal refers to some well-known feudal system from historic times.

Feudalistic would describe something else, which the author feels is similar to an established historic instance of feudalism.

If you feel that a social system amounts to feudalism, then you could say that it is a feudalistic system.

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