Definition of servitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːvɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrvətuːd//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the condition of being a slave or being forced to obey another person synonym slavery a life of poverty and servitude Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin servitudo, from servus ‘slave’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: servitude