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synonyms for villeinage

  • bondage
  • captivity
  • drudge
  • drudgery
  • enslavement
  • enthrallment
  • feudalism
  • grind
  • indenture
  • labor
  • peonage
  • restraint
  • serfdom
  • serfhood
  • servility
  • servitude
  • subjection
  • subjugation
  • thrall
  • thralldom
  • toil
  • vassalage
  • work
  • yoke
  • bullwork
  • chains constraint
  • helotry
  • menial labor
  • moil
  • servileness
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antonyms for villeinage

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  • entertainment
  • freedom
  • fun
  • independence
  • pastime
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Some of them as tenants in free socage may maintain their position; many fall down into the class of tenants in villeinage.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
Against a background of villeinage and week-work, the borough begins to stand out as the scene of burgage tenure.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
The barons homines we take to be freeholders; he would be absolutely liable for the tax cast upon his villeinage.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
First, what was the legal nature of copyhold tenure, and how did it arise out of medival villeinage?
THE AGRARIAN PROBLEM IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURYRICHARD HENRY TAWNEY
Even merchet, the most hateful of all the incidents of villeinage, is something more than a mere memory.
THE AGRARIAN PROBLEM IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURYRICHARD HENRY TAWNEY
We have watched them shake off many of the restrictions imposed by villeinage and build up considerable properties.
THE AGRARIAN PROBLEM IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURYRICHARD HENRY TAWNEY
Vinogradoff, Villeinage in England, p. 330; but leases for lives and not for years seem the rule at that date.
A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH AGRICULTUREW. H. R. CURTLER
This has been the process wherever (the name of) villeinage or slavery has been successfully abandoned.
COTTON IS KING AND THE PRO-SLAVERY ARGUMENTSVARIOUS
Among the innovations of modern times, following "the decay of villeinage," has been the creation of a new system of slavery.
COTTON IS KING AND THE PRO-SLAVERY ARGUMENTSVARIOUS
A plea had been set up that villeinage had never been abolished by law in England; ergo, the possession of slaves was not illegal.
TORONTO OF OLDHENRY SCADDING
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