bor·​dar | \ ˈbȯrdər\
plural -s

Definition of bordar

: a feudal tenant holding a cottage and usually a few acres of land at the will of his lord and bound to menial service

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History and Etymology for bordar

Medieval Latin bordarius, from borda hut, cabin (from Old French borde) + Latin -arius -ary

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