Bordar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bordar A villein who rendered menial service for his cottage; a cottier. "The cottar, the bordar , and the laborer were bound to aid in the work of the home farm."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bordar In Norman times, in England, a villein who held a cot at his lord's pleasure, usually with a small holding of land in the open field, for which he rendered menial service; a cottar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bordar bord′ar a villein who held his hut at his lord's pleasure.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bordarius, fr. borda, a cottage; of uncertain origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. bordarius; of Teut. origin. See Board.

Usage

In literature:

Others, who were cottars and bordars, had their own dwellings nearby.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Villeins and bordars were under-tenants of two different classes, bordars being superior to villeins.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Bordars and Cottars, 219.
"Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present" by John Timbs
There Alnod has three bordars and one serf and three acres of wood and 100 acres of pasture.
"The Story of an Ancient Parish" by H. R. Coulthard
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