servitor


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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 ?
Then he returned to his place upon his brainless servitor. After a while he heard footsteps approaching, whereupon he rose and passed into another corridor from that down which he knew the warrior was coming.
"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.
After proceeding a little distance along it--Kory-Kory panting and blowing with the weight of his burden--I dismounted from his back, and grasping the long spear of Mehevi in my hand, assisted my steps over the numerous obstacles of the road; preferring this mode of advance to one which, from the difficulties of the way, was equally painful to myself and my wearied servitor.
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!
The old servitor bore upon his countenance the impression of a grief already old, the outward token of a grim familiarity with woe.
The young Rajah turned and looked his servitor over--at least that was what the head gardener felt happened.
"Gimme a rye-high," he said to the servitor. "Haven't seen a bow-legged, dirty-faced little devil of a six-year- old loot kid around here anywhere, have you?"
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.
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.
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.
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.