servitude

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Borrowed from Old French servitude, from Latin servitūs, from Latin servus (slave).

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servitude (countable and uncountable, 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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin servitūdō, from Latin servus.

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servitude f (plural servitudes)

  1. servitude, thralldom

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin servitus, servitutem, probably a borrowing.

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servitude f (plural servitudes)

  1. servitude (the state of being a serf or slave)

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