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villeinage

[vil-uh-nij] /ˈvɪl ə nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the tenure by which a villein held land and tenements from a lord.
2.
the condition or status of a villein.
Also, villainage, villanage, villenage.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English vilenage < Anglo-French, Old French. See villein, -age
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villeinage

/ˈvɪlənɪdʒ/
noun (in medieval Europe)
1.
the status and condition of a villein
2.
the tenure by which a villein held his land
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