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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord.

Usage examples (32)
  • This formula she abolished, and boasted that she had cast out the word serf from the
  • Welsh slaves; indeed, in Anglo-Saxon, the word serf and Welshman are used almost interchangeably as equivalent synonyms.
  • A serf was a person who did not own his own labor.
  • A serf was a serf and his position would never change. for more
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