Word:

Villein

Vil´lein
n.1.(Feudal Law) See Villain, 1.
Noun1.villein - (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
Synonyms: helot, serf

VILLEIN, Eng. law. A species of slave during the feudal times.'
     2. The feudal villein of the lowest order was unprotected as to property, and subjected to the post ignoble services; but his circumstances were very different from the slave of the southern states, for no person was, in the eye of the law, a villein, except as to his master; in relation to all other persons he was a freeman. Litt. Ten. s. 189, 190; Hallam's View of the Middle Ages, vol. i. 122, 124; vol. ii. 199.

bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, captive, chattel, chattel slave, churl, concubine, debt slave, galley slave, helot, homager, liege, liege man, liege subject, odalisque, peon, serf, servant, slave, subject, theow, thrall, vassal
Browse
Villainous judgment
villainousness
Villainy
Villakin
Villan
Villanage
Villanel
Villanella
Villanelle
Villanette
Villanize
Villanizer
Villanous
Villany
Villard
Villatic
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villeinage
Villenage
Villenous
Villenous judgment
Villi
Villiform
villoma
Villon
Villose
Villosity
Villous
Villus
Vilna
Vilnius
Vilno
Vim
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