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 (sûr′vĭ-tər, -tôr′)
One that performs the duties of a servant to another; an attendant.

[Middle English servitour, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin servītor, from servīre, to serve; see serve.]

ser′vi·tor·ship′ n.


(Professions) archaic a person who serves another
[C14: from Old French servitour, from Late Latin servītor, from Latin servīre to serve]


(ˈsɜr vɪ tər)

a servant or attendant.
[1300–50; Middle English servitour < Anglo-French < Late Latin servītor= Latin servī(re) to serve + -tor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.servitor - someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone elseservitor - someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
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The impudent servitors, and even the seneschal who came with them, took the duchess to be speaking in earnest, so they removed the straining-cloth from Sancho's neck, and with something like shame and confusion of face went off all of them and left him; whereupon he, seeing himself safe out of that extreme danger, as it seemed to him, ran and fell on his knees before the duchess, saying, "From great ladies great favours may be looked for; this which your grace has done me today cannot be requited with less than wishing I was dubbed a knight-errant, to devote myself all the days of my life to the service of so exalted a lady.
The church itself was gaily festooned with flowers for the ceremony, while out in the church-yard at one side brown ale flowed freely for all the servitors.
At the sight of papers of all sorts, -- titles, contracts, parchments, which were kept in the archives of the family, all descending from the poisoned cardinal, I in my turn examined the immense bundles of documents, like twenty servitors, stewards, secretaries before me; but in spite of the most exhaustive researches, I found -- nothing.
So all about India, in the most remote places, as in the most public, you find some knot of grizzled servitors in nominal charge of an old lady who is more or less curtained and hid away in a bullock-cart.
What his plans were I could only guess, but that they were sinister was evidenced by the fact that only his most trusted servitors accompanied us upon the flier to the Temple of Reward.
Only a handful of loyal servitors besides my royal father and myself know that you were stolen from the gardens of Thuvan Dihn by Astok, Prince of Dusar, or that to-day you be imprisoned in my palace.
Other men had discovered the trick of expression, of making words obedient servitors, and of making combinations of words mean more than the sum of their separate meanings.
     Had been of all her servitors the chief
This group of madmen met frequently and passed wholesale judgments upon offending members and servitors of the Oligarchy.
The service comes to an end, and the servitors disperse to breakfast.
The young Rajah turned and looked his servitor over--at least that was what the head gardener felt happened.
Monsieur Grimaud is absent from the chateau for the time being," said the servitor, who, little used as he was to such inquiries, began to examine Planchet from head to foot.