villainage

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villainage (countable and uncountable, plural villainages)

  1. Alternative form of villeinage
    • 1916, Edward Potts Cheyney, An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England[1]:
      In any suit against his lord the proof of his condition of villainage was sufficient to put him out of court, and his only recourse was the local court of the manor, where the lord himself or his representative presided.