Definition for SERV'I-TUDE

SERV'I-TUDE, n. [Fr. from L. servitudo or servitus; It. servitù. See Serve.]

  1. The condition of a slave; the state of involuntary subjection to a master; slavery; bondage. Such is the state of the slaves in America. A large portion of the human race are in servitude.
  2. The state of a servant. [Less common and less proper.]
  3. The condition of a conquered country.
  4. A state of slavish dependence. Some persons may be in love with splendid servitude. – South.
  5. Servants, collectively. [Not in use.] – Shak. Beloe.

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