en·​serf | \ in-ˈsərf How to pronounce enserf (audio) , en- \
enserfed; enserfing; enserfs

Definition of enserf

transitive verb

: to make a serf of : deprive of liberty and personal rights

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Other Words from enserf

enserfment \ in-​ˈsərf-​mənt How to pronounce enserfment (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Examples of enserf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet more Chichikovian is April Parks, a Nevada court guardian (and superficially respectable citizen) who colluded with a network of doctors and judges to enserf more than 100 elderly people. Julian Lucas, New York Times, "The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of enserf

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Enserf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enserf. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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