noun vil·li·cus \ˈvilə̇kəs\

Definition of villicus



  1. 1 :  the steward and overseer of a large farm or of farmlands in Roman and early medieval times

  2. 2 :  a member of a privileged class of feudal landless tillers holding a farm of a landlord for a part of the harvest or for a fixed fee

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Origin and Etymology of villicus

Latin vilicus, villicus, from villa country house, country estate + -icus -ic — more at villa

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to cast off or become cast off

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