Tragically, the Medievalist Subreddit also never seems to address that tricky issue of serfdom—pro or con?
Another is that the players are exploited in a system that amounts to a kind of serfdom.
Obamacare is pushing America down the road to serfdom, but neither its opponents nor advocates seem to have noticed.
In no part of Germany, for instance, at the close of the eighteenth century, was serfdom as yet completely abolished.
At the time of the abolition of serfdom in 1861, Russia had hardly any factories.
My conflict with a moribund group of old adherents of serfdom; their accusation of demagogy.
They were free to go, for serfdom was disappearing from most of the European countries.
William Newman was probably so-called because he was a new-comer, or was lately emancipated from serfdom as a “new man.”
All military conquest involves the ancient practices of serfdom.
The lords tried to drag them back into serfdom; they tried to force them by law to take the old wage.
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).