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serf

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noun \ˈsərf\

Simple Definition of serf

  • : a person in the past who belonged to a low social class and who lived and worked on land owned by another person

Full Definition of serf

  1. :  a member of a servile feudal class bound to the land and subject to the will of its owner

serf·age play \ˈsər-fij\ noun
serf·dom play \ˈsərf-dəm, -təm\ noun

Origin of serf

French, from Old French, from Latin servus slave


First Known Use: 1611

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