pure villeinage

pure villeinage
Same as purum villenagium.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • pure — Absolute; complete; simple; unmixed; unqualified. Free from conditions or restrictions, as in the phrases pure charity, pure debt, pure obligation, pure plea, pure villeinage, as to which see the nouns. See also purity …   Black's law dictionary

  • villeinage — /vilanaj/ In feudal law, a servile kind of tenure belonging to lands or tenements, whereby the tenant was bound to do all such services as the lord commanded, or were fit for a villein to do. See villein. @ pure villeinage A base tenure, where a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenure — /tenyar/ Generally, tenure is a right, term, or mode of holding or occupying, and tenure of an office means the manner in which it is held, especially with regard to time. Winterberg v. University of Nevada System, 89 Nev. 358, 513 P.2d 1248,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • villein socage — /vilan sokaj/ In feudal and old English law, a species of tenure in which the services to be rendered were certain and determinate, but were of a base or servile nature; i.e., not suitable to a man of free and honorable rank. This was also called …   Black's law dictionary

  • purum villenagium — Absolute or pure villeinage, wherein the service was base in its nature and uncertain as to time and quantity. See 2 Bl Comm 62 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Slavery at common law — in former colonies of the British Empire, developed slowly over centuries, characterised by inconsistent decisions and varying rationales for the treatment of slavery, the slave trade, and the rights of slaves and slave owners. Until 1807 there… …   Wikipedia

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