HyperDic: villein

English > 1 sense of the word villein:
NOUNperson villein, serf, helot(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
English > villein: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord.
Synonymsserf, helot
CategoryMiddle Ages, Dark AgesThe period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
RegionEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
Narrowercotter, cottierA medieval English villein
Broaderthrallsomeone held in bondage
Spanishilota, siervo, villano
Catalanserf

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