This court also made the decision of whether a certain person was a villein or freeman.
The Anguissola were his family, and their honour was his honour, since as a villein he had no honour of his own.
The villein and his oxen were all housed under one roof at first.
Can the overlord rede the heart of the villein that feedeth him?
While the pure "theow" or absolute slave disappeared therefore the ceorl or villein sank lower in the social scale.
I 'll be sworn thou 'rt no villein, said the priest, very grim.
There were three awake, the beggar, a villein, and the youngest soldier.
The villein 73 and his oxen were all housed under one roof at first.
In five months I were a free man, he said, but to-day I am this man's villein.
What the villein in gross was, may be learned from the following, of Bracton, Lib.