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EtymologyEdit

Compound of lenen (to loan, borrow) +‎ stelsel (system).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

leenstelsel n (plural leenstelsels, diminutive leenstelseltje n)

  1. A system based on loans or rents, especially:
    1. (historical) The feudal system.
      Synonyms: feodalisme, feodaliteit, leenwezen
    2. (education, especially) A contentious system of governmental bursaries and student loans introduced in the early 2010's, which abolished a previous universal student grant.

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