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villenage

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noun vil·len·age \ˈvi-lə-nij\

Definition of villenage

  1. 1 :  tenure at the will of a feudal lord by villein services

  2. 2 :  the status of a villein



Origin and Etymology of villenage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from vilein, vilain


First Known Use: 14th century


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