Serf vs Chattel - What's the difference?

serf | chattel |


As nouns the difference between serf and chattel

is that serf is a partially free peasant of a low hereditary class, slavishly attached to the land owned by a feudal lord and required to perform labour, enjoying minimal legal or customary rights while chattel is tangible, movable property.

As a adjective chattel is

commonly used to describe the treatment of russian serfs as property.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

serf

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A partially free peasant of a low hereditary class, slavishly attached to the land owned by a feudal lord and required to perform labour, enjoying minimal legal or customary rights.
  • A similar agricultural labourer in 18th and 19th century Europe.
  • (strategy games) A worker unit.
  • Synonyms

    * (strategy games) peasant, peon, villager

    Derived terms

    * serfage * serfdom * serfhood * serfish * serfism

    See also

    * slave

    Anagrams

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    chattel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Tangible, movable property.
  • * 1990 , , Good Omens , Corgi, p.387
  • … although of course the firm had changed hands many times over the centuries, […] But the box has always been part of the chattels , as it were.
  • A slave.
  • See also

    * kith and kine

    Anagrams

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