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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 ?
If servitude is a high honour," the Gentleman said, "it would be indecent for me to seek it; and if obtained by my own exertion it would be no honour.
In the third place are liberatores, or salvatores, such as compound the long miseries of civil wars, or deliver their countries from servitude of strangers or tyrants; as Augustus Caesar, Vespasianus, Aurelianus, Theodoricus, King Henry the Seventh of England, King Henry the Fourth of France.
Many a one hath cast away his final worth when he hath cast away his servitude.
Then followed four years of penal servitude, spent in the company of common criminals in Siberia, where he began the "Dead House," and some years of service in a disciplinary battalion.
The Emperor of Constantinople,[*] to oppose his neighbours, sent ten thousand Turks into Greece, who, on the war being finished, were not willing to quit; this was the beginning of the servitude of Greece to the infidels.
Kwaque possessed a jews' harp, and, whenever the world of the Makambo and the servitude to the steward grew wearisome, he could transport himself to King William Island by thrusting the primitive instrument between his jaws and fanning weird rhythms from it with his hand, and when he thus crossed space and time, Michael sang-- or howled, rather, though his howl possessed the same soft mellowness as Jerry's.
These particulars I gleaned during one long month of servitude and imprisonment in the fatal red-brick house.
The servitude cannot be long; and, when the motive for submitting to it ceases to exist, I will shake it off like the dust from my feet.
These if from servitude thou shalt restore To their inheritance, then, nor till then, Thou on the throne of David in full glory, From Egypt to Euphrates and beyond, Shalt reign, and Rome or Caesar not need fear.
Let the compromising expedient of the Constitution be mutually adopted, which regards them as inhabitants, but as debased by servitude below the equal level of free inhabitants, which regards the SLAVE as divested of two fifths of the MAN.
Once I was a monarch of the forest, as my antlers fully prove; but now, in my present upholstered condition of servitude, I am compelled to fly through the air -- my legs being of no use to me whatever.
Love's sweet servitude was a thing of which he had no comprehension.