Definitions for villeinageˈvɪl ə nɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vil•lein•ageˈvɪl ə nɪdʒ(n.)

or vil•len•age

  1. the tenure by which a villein held land from a lord.

    Category: Western History, Law

  2. the condition or status of a villein.

    Category: Law, Western History

Origin of villeinage:

1275–1325; ME < AF, OF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. villeinage, villainage(noun)

    the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf

  2. villeinage(noun)

    tenure by which a villein held land


  1. villeinage(Noun)

    The state of being a villein.

  2. villeinage(Noun)

    A feudal system involving villeins; serfdom.


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