enserf
transitive verb Date: 1882 to make a serf of ; deprive of liberty and personal rights • enserfment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • enserf — /en serrf /, v.t. to make a serf of; place in bondage. [1880 85; EN 1 + SERF] * * * …   Universalium

  • enserf — en·serf …   English syllables

  • enserf — en•serf [[t]ɛnˈsɜrf[/t]] v. t. soc to make a serf of; place in bondage • Etymology: 1880–85 en•serf′ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • enserf — …   Useful english dictionary

  • enserfment — noun see enserf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • manorialism — /meuh nawr ee euh liz euhm, nohr /, n. the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages. [1895 1900; MANORIAL + ISM] * * * or seignorialism Political, economic, and social system by which the peasants of medieval… …   Universalium

  • enserfment — noun see enserf …   Useful english dictionary

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