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ser·vi·tor

 (sûr′vĭ-tər, -tôr′)
n.
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.

servitor

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

ser•vi•tor

(ˈsɜr vɪ tər)

n.
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
But now to sketch the inmates; and here I claim for my tried servitor and faithful valet Kory-Kory the precedence of a first description.
The skinny servitor brought a narghili, and I got him to take it out again without wasting any time about it.
The old servitor bore upon his countenance the impression of a grief already old, the outward token of a grim familiarity with woe.
Then he returned to his place upon his brainless servitor.
Nearly all of the Baron's men were down, when one, an old servitor, spurred to the side of Joan de Tany and Mary de Stutevill.
From the boat-deck, with a bowline under Kwaque's arms and a turn of the rope around a pin, Dag Daughtry had lowered his leprous servitor into the waiting launch.
One remembers always that story of the shoes at Oxford; the rough, seamy-faced, raw-boned College Servitor stalking about, in winter season, with his shoes worn out; how the charitable Gentleman Commoner secretly places a new pair at his door, and the raw-boned Servitor, lifting them, looking at them near, with his dim eyes, with what thought,--pitches them out of window
We can't have the old dumb servitor because there isn't room for two in the flat when one is lying down.
Little is to be expected of that day, if it can be called a day, to which we are not awakened by our Genius, but by the mechanical nudgings of some servitor, are not awakened by our own newly acquired force and aspirations from within, accompanied by the undulations of celestial music, instead of factory bells, and a fragrance filling the air -- to a higher life than we fell asleep from; and thus the darkness bear its fruit, and prove itself to be good, no less than the light.
You go to Bath, Bill," is all that that excellent servitor gets by his advice; and being a man of his hands, and a stanch upholder of the School-house, can't help stopping to look on for a bit, and see Tom Brown, their pet craftsman, fight a round.