Definition of "servitude" [serv•i•tude]

  • (noun) A state of subjection to an owner or master.
  • (noun) Lack of personal freedom, as to act as one chooses.
  • (noun) Forced labor imposed as a punishment for crime: penal servitude in labor camps.
  • (noun) Law A right that grants use of another's property.

Use "servitude" in a sentence

  • "The reason outlaw peonage, slavery, sweatshops, pimping, and other forms of bound servitude is because they are a logical extension of a market economy and will always exist if they are not outlawed."
  • "It is usually white delusion that makes us think they'd select the name of someone who kept them in servitude and destroyed their family unit."
  • "The abjectness of their servitude is incomprehensible to us."

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