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Colliberts

A sort of gipsy race in Poitou, Maine, and Anjou, similar to the Cagots of Gascony and the Caqueux of Brittany. In feudal times a collibert was a serf partly free, but bound to certain services. (Latin, col-libertus, a fellow freedman.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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