HyperDic: villeinage

English > 2 senses of the word villeinage:
NOUNstatevilleinage, villainagethe legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
possessionvilleinagetenure by which a villein held land
English > villeinage: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf.
Synonymvillainage
Broaderlegal statusA status defined by law
servitudestate of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment
Spanishvillanaje, villanía
English > villeinage: 2 senses > noun 2, possession
Meaningtenure by which a villein held land.
Broadertenure, land tenureThe right to hold property

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