servitude

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French servitude, from Late Latin servitudo, from Latin servus

Noun[edit]

servitude (plural servitudes)

  1. The state of being a slave; slavery.
  2. (law) A qualified beneficial interest severed or fragmented from the ownership of an inferior property and attached to a superior property or to some person other than the owner.

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