servantry


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Related to servantry: servitude, servantship

servantry

(ˈsɜːvəntrɪ)
n, pl -ries
servants collectively, esp the servants of a particular establishment as a body

Servantry

 a body of servants, 1860. See also retinue.
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It was evidently the gentleman's wish not to be disturbed in this pleasant TETE-A-TETE by the servantry.
The need for labor in Great Britain's North American colonies and the lucrative-ness of the maritime trade industry may explain why colonists saw nothing incongruent with exchanging commodities for servantry.