Definition for villainage (2 of 2)
or vil·lain·age, vil·lan·age, vil·len·age
Examples from the Web for villainage
And so we have one more general observation to make as to the legal aspect of villainage.
Surely this could happen only because the tenure in ancient demesne, although a kind of villainage, closely resembled freehold.
The minor law books of the thirteenth century follow Bracton in this identification of villainage with slavery.
Freemen holding in villainage and born villains get mixed up under the same names.
On the other hand, 'regardant' is used quite independently of villainage.