[ UK /sˈɜːfdəm/ ]
  1. the state of a serf
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How To Use serfdom In A Sentence

  • Later, Nicholas I similarly forbade the spread of serfdom to Siberia; any serf who could escape and settle in Siberia unapprehended became a state peasant.
  • I think Hayeks later writing after road to serfdom is in general more reasonable. Matthew Yglesias » Hayek on Health Care
  • Saint Hayek was unequivocal in arguing for universal health care in Road to Serfdom, as it is a “genuinely insurable risk,” ie, no moral hazard. Matthew Yglesias » Obama at the House GOP Retreat
  • Lyrics like “The stony hiss of cockatrice has cast us into serfdom” are sung over looped violin, chirpy synths and a 50-piece string orchestra from Prague. Owen Pallett – Heartland | BUZZGRINDER
  • Mr. Hayek rightly warned of the dangers of central planning, Mr. Boettke says, but "he didn't give a prescription for how to move from 'serfdom' back. Spreading Hayek, Spurning Keynes
  • Under the centuries - long feudal serfdom, the Tibetan serfs were politically oppressed, economically exploited and frequently persecuted.
  • Despite the cruel rule of the feudal serfdom, Tibetan laboring people never ceased their resistance struggles.
  • Long emancipated from literal serfdom, the peasants in the last 150 years of the monarchy were also freed from the control and influence of the lord, even as they struggled to secure their small holdings.
  • Eventually, Roman slavery was transformed into serfdom, a form of servitude that mitigated some of the harsher features of the older system.
  • The abolition of serfdom set him on a path towards urban poverty.
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