servitude: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sûr'vi-td", -tyd"), [key]
— n.
  1. slavery or bondage of any kind: political or intellectual servitude.
  2. compulsory service or labor as a punishment for criminals: penal servitude.
  3. a right possessed by one person to use another's property.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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