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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 (33)
  • A villein was a common type of serf in the middle ages.
  • "villein" was real property and in the same case as land: also that when Parliament came to legislate so as to make lands in the American
  • Almost certainly of villein stock, like the two grooms.
  • This must be some lone hand, a misused villein gone wild. for more
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