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serf
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Middle Ages Europe:  a person who is bound to the land and owned with the land by the feudal lord
  • The serf wore the customary garb of serving-men at that period, and long before, in the old hereditary halls of England.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (54% in)

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