Definition of Serfs
1. Noun. (plural of serf) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Serfs
1. serf [n] - See also: serf
Lexicographical Neighbors of Serfs
Literary usage of Serfs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1915)
"Mitigation of the Condition of the serfs. — The serfs who lived in communities enjoyed special advantages. As we have seen, from a very early time, ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Special local provisions were made in the case of serfs belonging to small ... The former state serfs received very much larger lots than the former private ..."
3. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"serfs AND VILLEINS In the eleventh century, Carlovingian Europe was divided into a multitude of fiefs which formed each its own state, having its own life, ..."
4. Medieval and Modern Times: An Introduction to the History of Western Europe by James Harvey Robinson (1916)
"Condition The peasants were generally serfs who did not own their of the serfs ... The serfs were required to till those fields which the lord reserved for ..."
5. Medieval and Modern Times: An Introduction to the History of Western Europe by James Harvey Robinson (1919)
"The serfs were required to till those fields which the lord reserved for himself ... In the women's buildings the women serfs engaged in spinning, weaving, ..."
6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"And these were the serfs, properly called, men of the soil who were ... serfs finally entered the church, and sometimes mounted higher than the most ..."
7. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"How men become serfs. Servile birth. serfs, if they have chattels enough, ... The serfs have to bear many of the burdens of liberty. ..."
8. Outlines of European History by James Harvey Robinson, James Henry Breasted, Charles Austin Beard (1914)
"The vil, or manor Condition of the serfs The obligations of the serfs SECTION 65. THE serfs AND THE MANOR ' Obviously the owner of the castle had to obtain ..."