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Serfdom is the status o mony paisants unner feudalism, specifically relatin tae manorialism. It wis a condeetion o bondage, that developed primarily in the Heich Middle Ages in Europe an lastit in some kintras till the mid-19t century.

Serfs that occupied a plot o laund war required tae wirk for the laird o the manor that awned that laund. In return thay war enteetled tae pertection, juistice, an the richt tae cultivate certaint fields within the manor tae mainteen thair awn subsistence. Serfs war eften required nae anerly tae wirk on the laird's fields, but an aw in his mines an forests an tae labour tae mainteen roads.