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BORDAGE

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 244 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BORDAGE. (1) A nautical term (from Fr. bard, side) for the planking on a ship's side. (2) A feudal term (from Lat. borda, a cottage) for the tenure by which a certain class of villein held their cottages; also the services due from these villeins or " bordars." A " bordar " (Med. Lat. bardarius) was a villein who obtained a cottage from his lord in return for menial services (see VILLENAGE).
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