The definition of a serf was an agricultural labor during the middle ages who was bound to work on a lord's estate.(noun)
An agricultural worker in the middle ages who was responsible for growing and harvesting wheat on land owned by a lord and who paid dues to the lord for the privilege of living on the land is an example of a serf.
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Origin: OFr < L servus, slave, prob. of Etr orig.
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin servus, slave.
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