Definition of Serfdom

1. Noun. The state of a serf.

Exact synonyms: Serfhood, Vassalage
Generic synonyms: Bondage, Slavery, Thraldom, Thrall, Thralldom
Derivative terms: Serf, Serf



Definition of Serfdom

1. Noun. The state of being a serf. ¹

2. Noun. The feudal system that includes serfs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Serfdom

1. the state of being a serf [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serfdom

serenenesses
serener
serenes
sereness
serenest
serening
serenities
serenitude
serenity
seres
serest
seretonergic
serf
serfage
serfages
serfdom (current term)
serfdoms
serfhood
serfhoods
serfish
serflike
serfs
serfship
serfships
sergeancies
sergeancy
sergeant
sergeant-at-arms
sergeant-at-law

Literary usage of Serfdom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1861)
"CONTENTS: PAGE PAGE I.—The Origin of serfdom in Russia in the Seventeenth Century 312 II.—Legalization of serfdom by Peter the Great 313 III. ..."

2. The English Village Community Examined in Its Relations to the Manorial and by Frederic Seebohm (1896)
"Free men from above, by voluntary arrangement with a lord, could and did descend into serfdom, The Saxon free tenant could, by free contract, ..."

3. The English Village Community Examined in Its Relations to the Manorial and by Frederic Seebohm (1905)
"THE CREATION OF SERFS AND THE GROWTH OF serfdom. There is yet another point in which the correspondence between British and Continental usages is worth ..."

4. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1891)
"Early serfdom.™ Up to the present time the native historians of Japan have ... In these Notes on early serfdom, the author only touches on a subject in ..."

5. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews (1920)
"serfdom. Slavery aims at the subjection of the whole man. Another degree of unfreedom, namely, serfdom or villeinage, does not attempt to cover the entire ..."

6. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews (1920)
"serfdom. Slavery aims at the subjection of the whole man. Another degree of unfreedom, namely, serfdom or villeinage, does not attempt to cover the entire ..."

7. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1892)
"In early days capture was the basis of a great spread of serfdom. In addition to this, the wild power of some head or chief would tend to produce that kind ..."

8. The Era of the Protestant Revolution by Frederic Seebohm (1894)
"In Germany, we have seen, serfdom—the essential ol which it will be ... In France serfdom was a thing of the past, but there remained numberless feudal ..."

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