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See also: nëif
Old French, from Latin nātīvā (“female serf”).
neif (plural neifs)
- (historical) A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf.
- 1765–1769, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, (please specify |book=I to IV), Oxford, Oxfordshire: […] Clarendon Press, →OCLC:
- Neifs indeed had also an appeal of rape, in case the lord violated them by force
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for neif in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)
neif (nominative plural neifs)
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