Sentence Examples

  • The materials for the formation of the villein class were already in existence in the Anglo-Saxon period.
  • In fact, the villein is assumed to be a person free by birth, but holding land of which he cannot dispose freely.
  • To begin with, the relation between the villein and his lord was regarded as a personal and not a praedial one.
  • Everyone born of villein stock belonged to his master and was bound to undertake any service which might be imposed on him by the master's or the steward's command.
  • Secondly, all independent proprietary rights were denied to the villein as against his lord, and the legal rule " quicquid servo acquiritur domino acquiritur " was extended to villeins.

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