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One entry found for serf.
Main Entry: serf
Pronunciation: primarystresssschwarf
Function: noun
Etymology: from French serf "a slave bound to a certain piece of land," from early French, from Latin servus "slave, servant" --related to SERVANT --see Word History at SLAVE
: a servant or laborer of olden times who was treated as part of the land worked on and went along with the land if it was sold
- serf·dom /-dschwam/ noun

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