Though born a serf, he is already, at middle age, an important personage in the Russian commercial world.
Flor, the serf—now Florel Derikuna, swordsman at large—was in a new land.
So saying, without another word he turned and rode back, while the serf strode off towards the chateau.
You saw the reaction of the Duke when he realized that Flor was actually a serf?
Den-Brao, a serf like his father, was since his youth employed in a neighboring stone quarry.
Not a line that a serf might not have written to an empress.
At Woolston in 1357 a serf "recessit a dominio et dereliquit terram suam."
I'm sure you'd never stoop to second fiddle,And—I might shirk The part of serf.
They would like to imitate their betters and live a life of ease and luxury; as though a serf were created for anything but labor.
An owner may, however, let his serf out to some other master for hire.
late 15c., "servant, serving-man, slave," from Old French serf "vassal, servant, slave" (12c.), from Latin servum (nominative servus) "slave" (see serve). Fallen from use in original sense by 18c. Meaning "lowest class of cultivators of the soil in continental European countries" is from 1610s. Use by modern writers with reference to medieval Europeans first recorded 1761 (contemporary Anglo-Latin records used nativus, villanus, or servus).