Serfage



noun
1.
a person in a condition of servitude, required to render services to a lord, commonly attached to the lord’s land and transferred with it from one owner to another.
2.
a slave.
noun
1.
(esp in medieval Europe) an unfree person, esp one bound to the land. If his lord sold the land, the serf was passed on to the new landlord

serf definition

Under feudalism, a peasant bound to his lord’s land and subject to his lord’s will, but entitled to his lord’s protection.

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