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villeinage

or vil路lain路age, vil路lan路age, vil路len路age

[ vil-uh-nij ]
/ 藞v瑟l 蓹 n瑟d蕭 /
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noun
the tenure by which a villein held land and tenements from a lord.
the condition or status of a villein.
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Origin of villeinage

1275鈥1325; Middle English vilenage<Anglo-French, Old French. See villein, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for villeinage

villeinage

villainage

/ (藞v瑟l蓹n瑟d蕭) /

noun (in medieval Europe)
the status and condition of a villein
the tenure by which a villein held his land
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