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Definition of villein noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

villein

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈvɪlən//
 
, NAmE//ˈvɪleɪn//
 
 
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(in the Middle Ages) a poor man who had to work for a richer man in return for a small piece of land to grow food on
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