or vil·lain·age, vil·lan·age, vil·len·age
Origin of villeinage
Related Words for villeinageenthrallment, servitude, thralldom, servility, thrall, labor, drudge, restraint, indenture, drudgery, yoke, enslavement, captivity, bondage, work, grind, toil, serfdom, subjection, peonage
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Historical Examples of villeinage
But noblesse,—villeinage,—these are fixed,—may not be overthrown.Long Will
Such redemption was considered a special mark of tenure in villeinage.Woman, Church & State
Matilda Joslyn Gage
In England it subsisted for some ages under the name of villeinage.Dissertation on Slavery
St. George Tucker.
For one thing, the poll-tax was stopped, and the end of villeinage was hastened.
The total abolition of all villeinage (forced labour) and serfdom.