Definition of serfdom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːfdəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrfdəm//
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the system under which crops were grown by serfs; the state of being a serf the abolition of serfdom in Russia in 1861
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serfdom