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ceorl

[ chey-awrl ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ ɔrl /
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noun Obsolete.
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Origin of ceorl

before 1000; this form borrowed (17th century) <Old English

OTHER WORDS FROM ceorl

ceorlish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ceorl

ceorl
/ (tʃɛəl) /

noun
a freeman of the lowest class in Anglo-Saxon England

Derived forms of ceorl

ceorlish, adjective

Word Origin for ceorl

Old English; see churl
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