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English definition of “serfdom”

serfdom

noun [U]     /ˈsɜːf.dəm/ US  /ˈsɝːf-/
the state of being a serf or the system by which the serfs worked on the landMiddle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500Servants, slaves and underlings
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