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ser·vi·tude

 (sûr′vĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1.
a. A state of subjection to an owner or master.
b. Lack of personal freedom, as to act as one chooses.
2. Forced labor imposed as a punishment for crime: penal servitude in labor camps.
3. Law An easement.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin servitūdō, from Latin servus, slave.]

servitude

(ˈsɜːvɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. the state or condition of a slave; bondage
2. the state or condition of being subjected to or dominated by a person or thing: servitude to drink.
3. (Law) law a burden attaching to an estate for the benefit of an adjoining estate or of some definite person. See also easement
4. (Law) short for penal servitude
[C15: via Old French from Latin servitūdō, from servus a slave]

ser•vi•tude

(ˈsɜr vɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. slavery or bondage of any kind.
2. compulsory service or labor as a punishment for criminals: penal servitude.
3. Law. a right held by one person to use another's property.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin servitūdō]
syn: See slavery.

Servitude

 slaves or servants, collectively, 1667.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.servitude - state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishmentservitude - state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment; "penal servitude"
villainage, villeinage - the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
slavery, thraldom, thrall, thralldom, bondage - the state of being under the control of another person

servitude

servitude

noun
A state of subjugation to an owner or master:
Translations
رِق، عُبودِيَّه
otroctví
slaveri
ServitutSklaverei
òrældómur
vergavimasvergystė
kalpībaverdzība
kölelik

servitude

[ˈsɜːvɪtjuːd] Nservidumbre f

servitude

[ˈsɜːrvɪtjuːd] nservitude f penal servitude

servitude

nKnechtschaft f

servitude

[ˈsɜːvɪtjuːd] nservitù f

servitude

(ˈsəːvitjuːd) noun
the state of being a slave. Their lives were spent in servitude.
References in classic literature ?
The serenity of truth and the peace of death can be only secured through a largeness of contempt embracing all the profitable servitudes of life.
Did she think as Miggs, though she was but a servant, and knowed that servitudes was no inheritances, would forgit that she was the humble instruments as always made it comfortable between them two when they fell out, and always told master of the meekness and forgiveness of her blessed dispositions
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: before working on clearing bushes and trees servitudes of power 400 kv ohl "ruen" and 400 kv ohl "jerman-ossogovo" supported by nos kyustendil.
Chapter 8 examines the law of servitudes as a privately created and market driven set of land use control devices.
A covenant that runs with the land is a servitude, and few areas of the law are more complex and misunderstood than servitudes.
The ALI said the set simplifies and clarifies the law of covenants, easements and profits, and provides that: servitudes should be interpreted to carry out the intents of the parttes; they allow flexibility for adapting to changes; they remove obstacles to "innovative" development practices; they allow modification and termination of obsolete servitudes; and, they protect conservation and historic-preservation servitudes.