Definition of villein:
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
The villein thus supported himself and his family, and in return was bound to render certain services to the lord of the manor, to work on the home farm, and provide two or more oxen for the manorial plough- team.- "English Villages", P. H. Ditchfield.