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servitor (plural servitors)
- One who performs the duties of a servant.
- 1885, Percival Lowell, “On Hats”, in Chosön: The Land of the Morning Calm: A Sketch of Korea, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Company, OCLC 57495027, page 346:
- Several days passed by, and to all appearance we had quite forgotten our poor old servitor, – so heartless in remembrance is weak humanity to its nearest and dearest, – when, in course of time, it got to be New Year's eve, and we were sitting in our study, awaiting the cook's preparations for dinner, when suddenly we heard a noise as of much tramping.
- 1927, The Saturday Evening Post (volume 200, page 150)
- He heard Rogers' voice raised in the reception room; he stepped to the doorway and saw his servitor arguing with an elderly and trampish man who had got in somehow.
- One who serves in an army; a soldier.
- (historical) An undergraduate who performed menial duties in exchange for financial support from his college, particularly at Oxford University.
- 1884, W.S. Gilbert, Princess Ida
- "You'll find no sizars here, or servitors/or other cruel distinctions meant to draw/a line 'twixt rich and poor"
- 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 22
- The servitors waxed silent, each lost in introspection, until the rattle of the Valmouth cab announced the expected guest.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /serˈwiː.tor/, [s̠ɛrˈwiː.t̪ɔr]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /serˈvi.tor/, [sɛrˈviː.t̪ɔr]
- servitor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- servitor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette