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(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

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According to the chronicle ofCypriot historian Leontios Makhairas, the serfs rebelled against the Franks and established Re Alexis as a king in Lefkonoiko -- the word Re means king inProvencal and Italian -- and captains in Morphou, Limassol, Lefka and Peristerona.
Zastoupil said he's not sure whether SERF certification will catch on in the industry overall.
The buxom serf wench Akinsya Basykina has posted the photo album: My Son Looks Just Like His Father
A SERF is referred as orthogonal if all the edges forming the SERF are straight linear and is termed as non-orthogonal, when at least one edge forming the SERF is inclined linear.
For the serf, being brought into the lord's home and trained in the fine arts was a mixed blessing.
We do not see the kholop gradually turning into the house serf of later times in an orderly manner.
By late 1999, the firm decided to utilize a high-speed precision trim press from Disa Serf, Oswego, Ill.
Many people know that the word robot came from rabota, meaning servant or serf, coined in 1921 by Czech writer Karel Capek in his play "R.
Sonja Griffin, the SERF project manager for Seattle, says this time spent establishing relationships among partners was crucial.
A number of distinguished guests and speakers were on hand for the celebration, including New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Erin Crotty, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, senators Serf Maltese and Michael Balboni, assembly member Michael Cohen, councilman Dennis Gallagher and council member Melinda Katz.
Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has urged governments to provide deeds to millions of peasants, arguing that land ownership makes the difference between serf and citizen.
Still, an eighteenth-century caricature depicting a theater owner and a serf ballerina is instructive of exactly how powerless the serfs were.
In an apparent reply to those who might question his sense of serf, as a man, as a black man, as an American, Aubert responds, "and i am not supposed to know / who i am?
The lords, in turn, would pay a flat rate to the HMO for each serf.