(?; 48), n. [OF. villenage, vilenage. See Villain.] 1. (Feudal Law) The state of a villain, or serf; base servitude; tenure on condition of doing the meanest services for the lord.
[In this sense written also villenage, and villeinage.]

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I speak even now as if sin were condemned in a perpetual villanage, never to be manumitted.
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Some faint traces of villanage were detected by the curious so late as the days of the Stuarts.
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2. Baseness; infamy; villainy. [Obs.] Dryden.
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