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See definition of villein on Dictionary.com
  • as infarmer
  • as inpeasant
  • as inserf

synonyms for villein

  • grower
  • laborer
  • peasant
  • producer
  • rancher
  • Reaper
  • agriculturalist
  • agriculturist
  • agronomist
  • breeder
  • clodhopper
  • cob
  • cropper
  • cultivator
  • feeder
  • gardener
  • gleaner
  • harvester
  • homesteader
  • horticulturist
  • planter
  • plower
  • sharecropper
  • sower
  • tender
  • tiller
  • country person
  • grazer
  • hired hand
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How to use villein in a sentence

After the Norman invasion the name of Villein, a person attached to the villa, was given to the serfs.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
A case still more familiar to most readers is that of the word villain or villein.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
"I very much would like to see a villein drown," cried a lad of eleven years, son of the Sire of Bourgeuil.
THE IRON TREVET OR JOCELYN THE CHAMPIONEUGNE SUE
The villein took the cruel blow without wince or cry, as one to whom stripes are a birthright and an inheritance.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
The villein regardant might be severed from the manor, with or without land, and would then become a villein in gross.
VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)HENRY HALLAM
Manumissions were often, no doubt, gratuitous; in some cases the villein seems to have purchased his freedom.
VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)HENRY HALLAM
And upon such writ, directed to the sheriff, he may seize him who does not deny himself to be a villein.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME III (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
The question of the personal status of the villein tenant is a different one from that of villein tenure.
THE ENGLISH VILLAGE COMMUNITYFREDERIC SEEBOHM
The villein and his oxen were all housed under one roof at first.
OUR ENGLISH TOWNS AND VILLAGESH. R. WILTON HALL
And the villein who groaneth in anger, saith: "By my faith, ye say true."
TALES FROM THE OLD FRENCHVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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