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All military conquest involves the ancient practices of serfdom.

In half an hour I was her abject slave, and proud in my serfdom.

All things have their climax, and France is tending swiftly to the climax of her serfdom.

He was the real abolisher of serfdom in Russia, as history will yet prove.

The man is not tied to the land, as in serfdom; nor is the land tied to the man, as in a peasantry.

At the time of the abolition of serfdom in 1861, Russia had hardly any factories.

They were free to go, for serfdom was disappearing from most of the European countries.

It made the abolition of serfdom final and absolute on and after October 8, 1810.

Astriction to the soil was at once the foundation and the symbol of that serfdom.

The institutions of slavery, serfdom, and personal property existed.

WORD ORIGIN

1850, from serf + -dom. Earlier in the same sense was serfage (1775).

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