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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of a person (as the English villein of the 12th or 13th century) belonging to any of various grades of the lower class especially in different feudal systems, bound to the soil and more or less subject to the will of the owner of the soil,

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  • I think Hayeks later writing after road to serfdom is in general more reasonable.
  • Freedom from serfdom is a liberal idea that thrashed the conservatives of that day.
  • In 1864-1871 the serfdom was abolished in Georgia.
  • If you want to lose control over your destiny, if you like the idea of serfdom, continue in your slumber. for more
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