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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Servitude  \Serv"i*tude\,  n.  [L.  servitudo:  cf  F.  servitude.] 
  1.  The  state  of  voluntary  or  compulsory  subjection  to  a 
  master;  the  condition  of  being  bound  to  service;  the 
  condition  of  a  slave;  slavery;  bondage;  hence  a  state  of 
  slavish  dependence. 
  You  would  have  sold  your  king  to  slaughter,  His 
  princes  and  his  peers  to  servitude.  --Shak. 
  A  splendid  servitude;  .  .  .  for  he  that  rises  up 
  early,  and  goe?  to  bed  late,  only  to  receive 
  addresses,  is  really  as  much  abridged  in  his  freedom 
  as  he  that  waits  to  present  one  --South. 
  2.  Servants,  collectively.  [Obs.] 
  After  him  a  cumbrous  train  Of  herds  and  flocks,  and 
  numerous  servitude.  --Milton. 
  3.  (Law)  A  right  whereby  one  thing  is  subject  to  another 
  thing  or  person  for  use  or  convenience,  contrary  to  the 
  common  right 
  Note:  The  object  of  a  servitude  is  either  to  suffer  something 
  to  be  done  by  another,  or  to  omit  to  do  something  with 
  respect  to  a  thing  The  easements  of  the  English 
  correspond  in  some  respects  with  the  servitudes  of  the 
  Roman  law.  Both  terms  are  used  by  common  law  writers, 
  and  often  indiscriminately.  The  former,  however,  rather 
  indicates  the  right  enjoyed,  and  the  latter  the  burden 
  imposed.  --Ayliffe.  Erskine.  E.  Washburn. 
  {Penal  servitude}.  See  under  {Penal}. 
  {Personal  servitude}  (Law),  that  which  arises  when  the  use  of 
  a  thing  is  granted  as  a  real  right  to  a  particular 
  individual  other  than  the  proprietor. 
  {Predial  servitude}  (Law),  that  which  one  estate  owes  to 
  another  estate.  When  it  related  to  lands,  vineyards, 
  gardens,  or  the  like  it  is  called  rural;  when  it  related 
  to  houses  and  buildings,  it  is  called  urban. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  state  of  subjection  to  an  owner  or  master  or  forced  labor 
  imposed  as  punishment:  "penal  servitude" 

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