Words nearby villein
Origin of villein
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH villeinvillain villein
Examples from the Web for villein
The villein and his wife and children worked from daybreak to dusk in the fields, except for Sundays and holydays.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
And there can be no doubt that it was used in the same sense for the possession of a villein.'Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
There was one villein who craved leave to give his daughter in marriage,—and he had brought the money to pay.Long Will|Florence Converse
And there can be no doubt that it was used in the same sense for the possession of a villein.
As all men were free or villeins, so all lands were held by a free or villein tenure.