Thesaurus / villenage

opposites of villenage

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Much reference was made to the ancient laws of villenage, or semi-slavery, in Britain.
William replied that he held them in villenage, and that he (the plaintiff) had sold one of Ralph's sisters for four shillings.
The land in villenage was the geneat-land, or the gesettes-land, or sometimes the gafol-land.
All this practice was based upon the common law proceedings when a claim was made of villenage.
They who were born in villenage were born to an inheritance of labour, but not of inevitable depravity and wretchedness.
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Out of the Danish district nearly all the population on the manor seems clearly to have been tenants in villenage or slaves.
The manor was therefore in the tenth century divided into demesne land and land in villenage.
And the villani in their yard-lands held nearly half of it, and together with the bordarii fully half of it, in villenage.
We turn now to the tenants in villenage, who formed the bulk of the population, and with whom this inquiry has most to do.
The week-work, limited or otherwise, was evidently the most servile incident of villenage.

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