Origin of villein
Words nearby villein
How to use villein in a sentence
After the Norman invasion the name of Villein, a person attached to the villa, was given to the serfs.Landholding In England|Joseph Fisher
A case still more familiar to most readers is that of the word villain or villein.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
"I very much would like to see a villein drown," cried a lad of eleven years, son of the Sire of Bourgeuil.The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion|Eugne Sue
The villein took the cruel blow without wince or cry, as one to whom stripes are a birthright and an inheritance.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
The villein regardant might be severed from the manor, with or without land, and would then become a villein in gross.