Definitions

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  • adj. Bound as a serf; having the condition of a serf.

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Examples

  • Few Americans realize that over the last 94 years they have been enserfed and have no more rights to their own labor than medieval serfs or 19th century slaves.

    94 Years of Serfdom

  • 'Few Americans realize that over the last 94 years they have been enserfed', Paul Craig Roberts wrote.

    The Swimming Naked Prophecy

  • When we say that a peasant was enserfed, we mean that he owed a certain amount of his working time to the state.

    Archive 2008-04-06

  • But as Muscovy grew more powerful, it enserfed ever greater numbers of peasants, entrenching misery throughout its population.

    Russia's Holy Warriors

  • Czecho-Slovaks, appeared in modern times as a nation which had lost its native nobility and had been reduced to a disarmed, untutored, and enserfed peasantry.

    The Russian Revolution; the Jugo-Slav Movement

  • Public sector is what keeps us all from being enserfed to distant foreign monopoly holding co's that are increasingly coming to dominate every industry.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • However, the new German nobility enserfed the indigenous people and accorded them only limited trading and property rights.

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  • At the same time it is true that the Dalai Lama’s monks had enserfed the population.

    The Dalai Lama’s ‘Hell on Earth’ Speech - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Using Cythera as a base, the Persians could raid Spartan territory and perhaps raise a revolt of Sparta’s enserfed agricultural laborers, the Helots.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • (Pages 54, 55) "Outside the towns very many Jews throughout Poland ... were employed as the direct supervisors and oppressors of the enserfed peasantry -- as bailiffs of whole manors (invested with the landlord's full coercive powers) or as lessees of particular feudal monopolies ... in short, in eastern Poland, under the rule of the nobles (and of the feudalized church, formed exclusively from the nobility) the Jews were both the immediate exploiters of the peasantry and virtually the only town dwellers."

    Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free

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