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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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53 words

An unfree tenant of manorial land under the feudal system. A villein held his land by agricultural services, by working ...

Villeinage

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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2,185 words

In medieval English law, the term “villeinage” had two distinct, if not entirely unrelated, meanings. On the one hand, it ...

Villein

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
196 words

(Lat. villanus), the term for a dependent peasant used in the territories of Byz. conquered by the Latins. The ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

in medieval England, a feudal tenant entirely subject to a lord or manor to whom he paid dues and services ...

villeins

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
53 words

An unfree tenant of manorial land under the feudal system. A villein held his land by agricultural services, by ...

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