noun cul·vert·age \ˈkəlvə(r)tij\

Definition of culvertage



  1. :  villenage; also :  reduction to villenage with forfeiture of estate

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Origin and Etymology of culvertage

Old French, from culvert serf (from Latin collibertus fellow freedman, from com- + libertus one made free, from liber free) + -age — more at liberal

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