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After the Norman invasion the name of Villein, a person attached to the villa, was given to the serfs.
A case still more familiar to most readers is that of the word villain or villein.
"I very much would like to see a villein drown," cried a lad of eleven years, son of the Sire of Bourgeuil.
The villein took the cruel blow without wince or cry, as one to whom stripes are a birthright and an inheritance.
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The villein regardant might be severed from the manor, with or without land, and would then become a villein in gross.
Manumissions were often, no doubt, gratuitous; in some cases the villein seems to have purchased his freedom.
And upon such writ, directed to the sheriff, he may seize him who does not deny himself to be a villein.
The question of the personal status of the villein tenant is a different one from that of villein tenure.
The villein and his oxen were all housed under one roof at first.
And the villein who groaneth in anger, saith: "By my faith, ye say true."

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