serf

noun
\ ˈsərf \

Definition of serf 

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

Other words from serf

serfage \ˈsər-fij \ noun
serfdom \ˈsərf-dəm, -təm \ noun

First Known Use of serf

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serf

French, from Old French, from Latin servus slave

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The first known use of serf was in 1611

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serf

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English Language Learners 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

serf

noun
\ ˈsərf \

Kids Definition of serf

: a servant or laborer of olden times who was treated as part of the land worked on and went along with the land if it was sold

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