Servitude meaning

sûrvĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
Servitude is the state of being completely submissive to and controlled by someone more powerful.

When a person caters to every whim and need of another, this person is an example of someone who would be described as in servitude.

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The condition of a slave, serf, or the like; subjection to a master; slavery or bondage.
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Forced labor imposed as a punishment for crime.

Penal servitude in labor camps.

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An easement.
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Work imposed as punishment for crime.
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The burden placed upon the property of a person by a specified right another has in its use.
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A right to use another’s property without ownership. See easement, license, profit.
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A condition of enforced compulsory service.
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The state of being a slave; slavery.
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Origin of servitude

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin servitūdō from Latin servus slave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition