villenage

noun
vil·​len·​age | \ˈvi-lə-nij \

Definition of villenage 

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

2 : the status of a villein

First Known Use of villenage

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for villenage

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

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